DOT orders foreign offices to stop promoting Boracay
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More than a week before the six-month closure of Boracay, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued a memorandum order asking its central and foreign offices to stop promoting the island. The order obtained by The STAR yesterday said Boracay should be excluded from all the promotional campaigns of the DOT following President Duterte’s order to shut down the island for six months starting April 26. The island will also be secured heavily during its closure to stop people from sneaking into the area while rehabilitation efforts are ongoing.
Ramirez, R., Rendon, J., Felipe, C.S., Macairan, C., & Diaz, J. (2018, April 19). DOT orders foreign offices to stop promoting Boracay. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 6.
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Government; Tourism; Restoration; Environmental restoration; Marketing; Conferences; Degradation; Health and safety; Security; Planning; Department of Tourism (DOT); Tourism Congress of the Philippines; Boracay Boat Association; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG); Philippine National Police (PNP); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Duterte, Rodrigo; Clemente, Jose III; Palabrica, Ramil; Binag, Cesar Hawthorne; Balilo, Armand; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Macairan, Evelyn; Diaz, Jess
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