It was something Boracay had not seen in a very long time. On Dec 31, just before 2019 rolled in, the island's main strip, known as White Beach, was dark and still - no fireworks, no parties, no campari-swigging revellers.
All that could be heard were the hum of the surf and the rustling of palm fronds as a gentle breeze swept through the groves.
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