Effective April 26, Boracay will be closed for rehabilitation and massive clean up as approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.
He earlier described the island as cesspool after accusing hotels, restaurants and other businesses, dumping sewage directly into the sea.
Decision to officially close the island arrived in one of the cabinet meetings in Malacañang this week in line to the proposals made by Departments of Environment and Natural Resources, Interior and Local Government, and Tourism
Following closure Cebu Pacific announced cancellations of flights to Caticlan and Kalibo and other airlines are expected to do the same. Boracay is the Philippines’ top tourist destinations, attracting millions visitors each year.
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