Boracay placed under state of calamity
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President Rodrigo Duterte officially placed three villages of the famed Boracay Island under a “state of calamity” and declared the resort destination closed to tourists for a six-month rehabilitation and clean up starting April 26. “The temporary closure of the islands as a tourist destination for six months starting 26 April 2018, or until 25 October 2018, is hereby ordered, subject to applicable laws, rules, regulations, and jurisprudence,” Proclamation 475 read.
Villanueva, R. U., & Narra, R. D. R. (2018, April 27). Boracay placed under state of calamity. The Manila Times, pp. A1, A8.
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Tourism; Disasters; Restoration; Environmental restoration; Environmental legislation; Governments; Ecological balance; Livelihoods; National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund; Philippine National Police (PNP); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Department of Social Welfare and Development; Duterte, Rodrigo; Leyco, Emmanuel; Año, Eduardo
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