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United Kingdom to help strengthen anti-terrorism measures in Boracay

by | 12 Sep, 2017 | Travel Industry Updates

Aklan — The government of the United Kingdom is willing to extend expertise in strengthening anti-terrorism measures in world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province.

Nenette Aguirre-Graf, president of Boracay Foundation Inc. (BFI), said the British Embassy in Manila facilitated the September 6 visit of the UK’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

The British delegation met with the multi-agency Joint Task Force Boracay, which consists of units of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Malay local government and others.

Graf said the British delegation shared counter-terrorism measures within tourist destinations and key commercial districts.
The British Embassy in Manila considers Boracay as one of the favorite destination in Asia.

Based on data from Western Visayas regional office of Department of Tourism, there were 20,294 registered British tourists who flocked to Boracay last year.

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