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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.


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.


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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