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07 April 2018, 09:34 | Bernice Figueroa
Boracay closure: Airlines cut back flights to Philippine holiday hotspot
Authorities have yet to provide much detail beyond that for the planned rehabilitation of Boracay island, which President Rodrigo Duterte recently described as a "cesspool" and ordered closed for six months.
Chief Superintendent Carlito Feliciano, deputy regional director for administration, said the 140-strong standby force will support the Metro Boracay Task Force, Boracay police sub-station, and Second Aklan Mobile Force Company to secure the island.
In February, Mr Duterte said Boracay's water had turned into a "cesspool" with human waste being discharged into the sea.
"It's not an overstatement to say that the whole economy of Boracay Island is coming to a halt", Jung said during the interview.
On April 4, Senior Superintendent Jesus Cambay Jr, PRO6 deputy regional director for operations, held a capability demonstration conference on security issues and concerns in Balabag with the security forces in the island.
However, you can understand why the move is being made - Filipino officials said that the island can only sustain 30,000 people but teems with 70,000 at any time.
Part of the island could re-open earlier than the allotted six months if the sewage problems are sorted out.
"South Koreans here agree that Boracay Island needs to be cleaned on a major scale and sprawling development (on the island) needs to be stopped".
Galvez, who led troops in the five-month battle to retake Marawi city from terrorist insurgents that occupied the southern Philippines city in May, will replace Gen. Rey Leonardo who will finish his extended term on April 24, Xinhua reported.
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