LOOK: New Boracay icon unveiled

AKLAN, Philippines – A new icon of Boracay is set to welcome tourists starting Friday, October 26, when the Philippine government reopens the island paradise.

The Philippine government on Friday unveiled the Boracay icon at the Cagban jetty port, an entry point to Boracay.

After it was unveiled, officials took photos with the Boracay icon, which features the island’s famed Puka Beach. Representatives of Miss Earth also attended Boracay's opening day.

GUESTS. Representatives from Miss Earth arrive at Cagban port for Boracay's official opening on October 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

GUESTS. Representatives from Miss Earth arrive at Cagban port for Boracay's official opening on October 26, 2018.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The reopening of Boracay was attended by Cabinet members such as Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Department of the Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey covers the Philippine Senate for Rappler. Before writing about politicians, she covered budget, labor, and transportation issues.

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