SUMMER HIGH

The northeast monsoon has ended, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Thus, it’s officially summertime in the Philippines.

While it feels like it’s always summer in Boracay, the month of May, which is likely the peak of summer in the country, signifies exciting times. The month begins with the much-hyped Laboracay, a festive celebration to pay tribute to our working men and women.

Going four years now, Laboracay is considered the busiest time in this world-famed island, loaded with series of beach activities and parties. This year, over 60,000 tourists are expected to flock here again.

Summertime in this resort island is not complete, as well, without the yearly Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival. Now on its 11th year, the international event gathered over 1,000 paddlers from all over the Philippines and the world.

The annual event held on April 20 to 22 this year is considered as the one of the biggest water sports event in the Philippines which also draws more tourists to the island. It was organized by the Boracay Island Paddlers Association (BIPA) in cooperation with the Municipal Government of Malay and is supported by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines.

As the heat index rises, the influx of tourists in Boracay is likewise expected to go up; a proof that Boracay remains a favorite summer destination.

KAREN BERMEJO

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg thisEmail this to someone