Kalibo junks proposed P30 environmental fee for tourists |
"ILOILO CITY—Bowing to widespread opposition, the municipal council of Kalibo in Aklan province has scrapped a proposed ordinance requiring guests and tourists of the municipality to pay P30 in environmental fee.
Councilor Ariel Fernandez, author of the proposal, said he withdrew his sponsorship of the measure titled “An Ordinance Fixing an Environmental Admission Fee to all Tourists that Sojourn in the Municipality of Kalibo” due to protests.
“I decided to withdraw it because of the many negative comments and observations against it aired in radio stations and other venues,” Fernandez told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a telephone interview."
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