Filipino indigenous Ati tribe fear relocation

Returning original inhabitants of tourist idyll Borocay dread attacks by developers as they are rehoused in prime area.

    The island of Boracay in central Philippines is classified as one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

    With an influx of thousands of tourists visiting its beaches annually, it generates millions of US dollars for the government from tourism revenue alone.

    But the increasing commercial development has driven the island's indigenous tribe, the Atis, away from their homes.

    For decades, they have remained poor, uneducated and marginalised, and as the government tries to help them relocate by granting them a part of the island's most sought-after swaths of land by developers, the Atis worry for their safety 

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Borocay.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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