Duterte approves six-month shutdown of Boracay
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Boracay, the country's best known holiday island, will be totally closed down to tourists for the next six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a "cesspool" tainted by dumped sewage.
Kabiling, G. D., De Vera, A., Terrazola, V. P., Casayuran, M. B., & Abadilla, E. V. (2018, April 06). Duterte approves six-month shutdown of Boracay. Manila Bulletin, pp. 1, 8.
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Romero, Alexis; Punay, Edu; Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star,
April 30, 2018, on page 1-2)His Cabinet recommended it, and President Duterte is going along with the closure of Boracay Island for six months despite concerns that this may be too long and can seriously affect livelihoods. He also reiterated that ...
Mendez, Christina (The Philippine Star,
May 11, 2018, on page 12)President Duterte has formed an inter-agency task force on Boracay that will lead the formulation of policy and oversee implementation of laws and local ordinances on the island. Duterte signed Executive Order 53 aimed at ...
Rendon, Jennifer P. (The Daily Guardian,
April 24, 2018, on page 1-14)Three days before Boracay Island temporarily closes to tourists, different government agencies conducted a walkthrough on what to expect during the 6-month shutdown. On April 23, 2018, members of the Police Regional Office ...