I write to appeal to all to help save Boracay from further environmental degradation. Our family spent the long weekend in Boracay and it almost made me cry. My wife and I first visited Boracay as part of our honeymoon in 1986. It was paradise. The sand was so white it was blinding to the eyes, and so fine it was like talcum powder. The waters were crystal clear with nary a strand of algae. The natives, too, were genuinely friendly and generous. Today, you would not recognize it as the same island. What went wrong?