Boracay island’s six-month closure to tourists, fortified by SWAT teams, underscores the Philippines’ slide towards unchecked authoritarianism

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SWAT team members take part in a hostage taking drill a day before the temporary closure of the holiday island Boracay, in the Philippines April 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro
SWAT team members take part in a hostage taking drill a day before the temporary closure of the holiday island Boracay, in the Philippines April 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro