Scavengers sift through piles of garbage dumped on a hillside in the central Philippine resort island of Boracay. The worsening garbage problem on the island could threaten Boracay's image as a pristine paradise for foreign and local tourists. Photo: AFP

Is Duterte putting thousands out of work in Boracay to clean it up for Chinese gamblers?

Plans to temporarily shut down the beach resort, and turn locals jobless for at least six months, come after a Macau company presented the Philippine president with a US$500 million casino proposal

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Scavengers sift through piles of garbage dumped on a hillside in the central Philippine resort island of Boracay. The worsening garbage problem on the island could threaten Boracay's image as a pristine paradise for foreign and local tourists. Photo: AFP
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