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Palace ‘vindicated’ after 64% of Filipinos support Boracay closure

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 05:44 PM July 02, 2018
APRIL 24, 2018 Green algae used to write people’s sentiments on concrete slabs placed outside a restaurant and bar by the beach of Boracay Island. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

APRIL 24, 2018 Green algae used to write people’s sentiments on concrete slabs placed outside a restaurant and bar by the beach of Boracay Island. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Malacañang said it was vindicated after the result of a recent survey showing that the majority of Filipinos supported the closure of Boracay for six months.

“[The] Palace [is] vindicated and welcomes the support of the people,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement on Monday.

A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Monday showed that 64 percent of Filipinos support the closure of Boracay to allow its rehabilitation after President Rodrigo Duterte likened the resort island as a “cesspool.”

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READ: SWS: 64% of Filipinos okay Boracay closure; most support Duterte

President Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay, which started on April 26, and signed Proclamation No. 475, placing the villages of Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak under a state of calamity. /je

READ: Duterte declares state of calamity in Boracay

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