China flag planted in Boracay beach; draws negative reaction from local official

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Published November 16, 2019, 5:36 PM

By Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY – A Chinese flag was reportedly planted on the white sands of the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province recently that has stirred negative reaction among locals and netizens.


In a photo that went viral on Facebook, a Chinese male tourist could be seen planting the Chinese flag on the beach in Station 2 of Boracay.

“This is not OK. It would only be OK if we don’t have a territorial dispute with China,” Malay town Councilor Nenette Aguirre Graf told The Manila Bulletin in a phone interview Saturday afternoon.

Authorities are still tracing when the incident happened as the person who uploaded the original photo deleted the Facebook post, but some

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