AKLAN, Philippines – The powdery white sand island of Boracay is now open for tourists, 6 months after it was closed by the order of President Duterte.
But not the whole island is open for business, the island’s interior part is still a work in progress. Constructions are still ongoing while some businesses remain closed, pending permits from the Inter-agency Task Force.
The government is strictly implementing a “no compliance, no opening” policy to ensure that establishments follow rules and regulations.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat had earlier asked airlines to reduce the number of flights to Kalibo and Caticlan in Aklan province, lesser number of flights than their usual number of trips before the closure.