Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary Roy Cimatu addresses media over the closure of Boracay Island over concerns for sewage and waste. Photo: AFP

‘People are cursing us’: Boracay tourism operators scramble as Philippine President Duterte’s shutdown looms

Checkpoints manned by police or soldiers will be set up at piers to turn away visitors as the tropical island closes for six months

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Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary Roy Cimatu addresses media over the closure of Boracay Island over concerns for sewage and waste. Photo: AFP
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