One day you would think that we would learn to take care of our planet. The latest casualty in the human destruction happens to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Boracay Island would be officially closed off on April 26th. The president mentioned that the beautiful beaches in this popular tourist destination had become a “cesspool” due to overcrowding. An excessive amount of sewage waste has completely contaminated the once pristine waters of the island’s beaches.
Each year Boracay Island receives around two million guests at the areas 500 hotels and resorts. Additionally, these accommodations host a staff of nearly 17,000 employees, and a further 11,000 construction workers have been building new developments. The island is home to over 4,000 residents without connected sewer lines, leaving them no choice but dispose of their waste directly into the ocean.
Boracay Island is expected to be closed off for the next six months. The Philippines government is doing their best to assist the displaced staff and residents during the closure