WATCH: Swimming at Boracay's spotless white beach
AKLAN, Philippines – Itching to visit the new Boracay?
The months-long rehabilitation efforts by the Philippine government have paid off, as Boracay's white beach is spotless white again. Its powdery sands are now stranger to the green algae that used to creep on its coastline.
As the mission to save Boracay continues, the government has temporarily put on hold water activities, to restore the marine biodiversity around the island. (MICROSITE: Boracay: Paradise reborn?)
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the 6-month closure of Boracay in April, saying that the island had become a "cesspool" because of its environmental problems. On October 26, it was reopened. – Rappler.com