President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this year brutally commented that ” Boracay is a cesspool” and announced he will close the island for rehabilitation.
He has given DENR six months to rehabilitate the island, which was closed off to the public on April 26.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Saturday said 80 to 90 percent of the island’s infamous cesspool-like waters has already been cleaned.
Here’s a video update from the department;
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Wednesday assured public that Boracay island “is no longer a cesspool” and will be ready to accept visitors on October 26.