Tourist arrivals in Boracay Island in Malay Aklan hit 2,034,599 in 2019, according to the Malay municipal tourism office, increasing by 116 percent from 2018. AKEAN FORUM BORACAY – The interagency task force leadingthe rehabilitation of this world-famous island scrapped this year’s staging of“Love Boracay.” “There are only few tourists coming toBoracay now. We decided to cancel all the related events due to the threat of COVID-19.We urged everyone not to panic,” Antiporda said./PN The Love Boracay slated April 26 to May2 features several events such as environment friendly parties, hammockfestival and beach cleanup, among others. The event started last year. Environment Undersecretary BennyAntiporda said the cancellation was part of precautionary measures againstcoronavirus disease 2019, which so far killed two individuals in the country.