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Boracay reopens, Senator Binay checks the development of the island

Senate Tourism Committee chair Senator Nancy Binay inspects Boracay on Friday.

Edz Clarkson

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PH- Tourists visiting Boracay Island are required to complete mandatory system registration

The maximum capacity of other tourist spots should also be regulated, to ward off from environmental damage that forced the six-month-long closure of the Boracay Island, a Senator Nancy Binay said on Friday, October 26.

Boracay, which was reopened today, has a “carrying capacity” of 54,000 tourists, workers and residents combines at a time, but it puffed up to as many as 75,000 people at a time before the scheduled closure.

The Senate is also considering the formation of an office that will manage the Island of Boracay, said Senator Binay, who heads the Senate Committee on Tourism.

The government closed the Boracay to the public back in April after President Rodrigo Duterte said pollution and contamination turned its salt waters into “cesspools.”

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