Boracay ready for reopen; gov't orders casino closure
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The Philippines reopens its crown jewel resort Boracay Island to holidaymakers on Friday, after a six-month cleanup aimed at repairing the damage inflicted by years of unrestrained mass tourism. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the island shuttered in April for a major effort to fortify weak infrastructure and crack down on the rampant over-development that had left it a “cesspool.” And three of Duterte’s Cabinet members have asked the gaming regulators to cancel the operations of any casino in Boracay days ahead of its official reopening.
Mariano, N. (2018, October 25). Boracay ready for reopen; gov't orders casino closure. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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