- a boatload of ～
- wild party
- generate revenue
Philippine island once called 'cesspool' reopens
BORACAY, Philippines (AP) － Boatloads of tourists sailed to tiny Boracay island on Oct. 26, the first day Philippine officials reopened the resort to visitors after a six-month closure to clean waters the President Rodrigo Duterte had called a "cesspool" due to overcrowding, partying and neglect.
Visitors will be kept to about 6,000 daily and will be asked to sign an oath to follow the new rules, including proper waste disposal and a ban on liquor, smoking and wild partying on the beach.
More than 2 million tourists visited Boracay last year, generating about 56 billion pesos ($1.3 billion) in revenue. But the influx and neglect threatened to turn Boracay into a "dead island" in less than a decade, according to a government study.