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Boracay closure

Philippines : British Expat Discussion Forum - britishexpats.com
I'll start by saying I'm woefully ignorant about the Philippines. But this story caught my eye.

The Philippines is to deploy hundreds of riot police to the holiday island Boracay to keep out tourists and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to visitors.

Rodrigo Duterte has described the tiny central island and its white-sand beach as a “cesspool”. The Philippine president ordered visitors to be kept away from 26 April to enable facilities to treat raw sewage to be set up and illegal structures to be torn down



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