Duterte cancels Boracay trip amid COVID-19 threat

Aileen Cerrudo

President Rodrigo Duterte has postponed his scheduled trip to Boracay amid the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

Duterte’s supposed visit was to conduct an inspection of Boracay after the six-month rehabilitation period last year.

In a statement on Wednesday (March 11), Malacañang announced that the chief executive’s trip will be rescheduled for another date.

“In light of the recent developments and after careful review of the situation concerning the coronavirus disease in the country, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will not proceed to Boracay Island on Thursday, March 12, as earlier scheduled,” Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement.—AAC

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