UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL – Viral reports about a mountain being flattened on Boracay Island are reportedly false.
Residents in the area grew concerned on Sunday, May 13, when a non-government group called Tourism Philippines posted footage on Facebook.
The caption said, “This is Boracay after the closure. The flat area you see used to be a mountain.”
The footage was allegedly taken two days before and reports said the area was leveled after the island was closed by the government for rehabilitation.
However, on Wednesday, developer company Vista Land and Lifescapes said the footage had nothing to do with the rehabilitation project it’s working on.
According to the Philippine Star, a Vista Land spokesperson said work in the area was reduced a few months ago.
Meanwhile, Boracay, which is one of the Philippines most famous tourist islands, is reportedly feeling the pinch from the closure.