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IN THE KNOW: Facts about Boracay

/ 07:20 AM April 03, 2018

Boracay Island is part of Malay, a first-class municipality in Aklan province, on the northeastern tip of Panay Island in Western Visayas.

It has three villages — Balabag, Manoc-Manoc and Yapak — that had a combined population of 46,829 last year, or 62 percent of the town’s population of 75,532, according to the municipal planning and development office.

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By 2022, the population of the 1,032-hectare island is expected to reach 79,617.

During the day, its population balloons to 91,604, including 18,082 tourists and 26,693 workers.

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The number of workers rises along with that of tourists as more hotels and other business establishments open.

Last year, tourist arrivals reached a record high of 2,001,974, up 16 percent from the 1,725,483 in 2016, according to the Department of Tourism. —Nestor P. Burgos

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