12 Feb '18, 7pm

[Mothership] President Duterte: Boracay is a cesspool that smells like sh*t

Boracay, the beautiful island resort in the Philippines that your wanderlust friends can’t stop Instagramming, has been labelled a “cesspool”. But this wasn’t a tirade by some random hater. It was assessment from President Rodrigo Duterte himself. Advertisement Something stinks Duterte was speaking at the 7th Business Forum of the Manila Times on Feb. 9. He covered a range of topics, including the ongoing military operations against the insurgency in Marawi City. But he raised the most number of eyebrows when he spoke of the pollution problem in Boracay. The president said: “I will close Boracay. Boracay is a cesspool.” But he didn’t stop there. “At a distance you see (Boracay’s white sand). But you go into the water, it’s smelly. Smell of what? S**t. There will be a time that no more foreigner will go there because he will have — when he goes back to the plane to where he...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/duterte-boracay-cesspool-ph...

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