Visitor arrivals in Boracay last month reached more than 11,000 as tourists from the National Capital Region continue to flock to the island.
Data from the Malay municipal tourism office showed there were 11,898 visitors who arrived in Boracay through Caticlan from January 1 to 31.
The figure is lower than the 15,307 arrivals recorded in December.
Tourists from Metro Manila accounted for the majority of the January arrivals with 8,951.
This was followed by Aklan with 1,705 visitors.
Boracay started opening its doors to domestic tourists including those from Metro Manila on October 1.
To encourage more travelers to visit domestic destinations including Boracay, the Department of Tourism, through the Tourism Promotions Board, subsidized 50% of the cost of swab tests for local tourists in cooperation with the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital and the Philippine Children’s Medical Center.