Yeah, you heard right. The Boracay grotto in front of Willy’s Rock Station 1 in Boracay, the famous landmark at this favorite tourist summer destination in the country was chiseled off by an unidentified man two nights ago.
My sister was the first to tell me this news today while we were chatting and I was aghast and saddened. I need to confirm the news at Plurk but it took more than a couple hours before someone said it was true. I searched for info and there it was a news on Inquirer Provincial News February 5, 2010 confirmed it.
The report said there have been dispute of resort owners and businessmen in Boracay about the Virgin Mary’s presence on Willy’s Rock since not all of them are Catholic.
But for goodness sake that Virgin Mary/ Grotto has been there since I can remember, It was there the first time I went to the island more than 10 years ago and was there when we were there more than a month ago.
It was considered the most photographed spot in Boracay by tourist and its one of the spot I recommended my family to take photos at because I told them if you don’t have a picture of you by the grotto you’ve never been to Boracay! Now that it’s gone what will separate the Boracay beach from the rest of the many beautiful white beaches around the Philippines? I mean seriously?
Well here was the last photographs with the Boracay Grotto/ Virgin Mary I took with my family: