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Six hotels in Boracay allowed to reopen under MGCQ

BORACAY Island, Malay, Aklan - Six hotels in Boracay were given the go signal to reopen based on a list released by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Among the six are establishments owned by Chinese-Filipinos.

The DOT earlier said Boracay will be open to regional tourists, particularly residents of Western Visayas, starting Tuesday, June 16.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said hotels and other establishments will strictly follow health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Malay Acting Mayor Floribar Bautista said the local government is processing the documents of more than 300 hotels for them to be accredited and be allowed to reopen in Boracay.

Most of those arriving on the island of Boracay are workers returning to their workplaces. 

Boracay was placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) starting June 1. 

Locals have been allowed to swim in Boracay's waters since June 1. —Jun N. Aguirre/KG, GMA News