Strained by tourism, Philippines' once idyllic Boracay checks in for rehab

Strained by tourism, Philippines' once idyllic Boracay checks in for rehabThe resort is being reduced to piles of rock and steel rods, the first in a wave of demolitions of illegal structures on the tourist island of Boracay on the orders of the Philippines’ no-nonsense president, Rodrigo Duterte. Boracay is just one of more than 7,300 islands in the Philippines, but it draws 2 million visitors annually, just under a third of the country’s total tourist arrivals last year.



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