No paradise for native inhabitants of Boracay island

At the end of an alley, behind a row of bars and eateries on the island of Boracay, is a little community.
When authorities announced earlier this year that the island would be closed for six months for rehabilitation, 80-year-old Estelita Mariano was happy—until she realised what that would mean.
Estelita and the families of her 14 children live in the cluster of huts made of grass and depend on the tourism industry on the central Philippine island for their livelihood.
Estelita was born on 14 March 1939 in the village of Balabag. She has never left the island and has become a witness to its transformation.
She recalled her childhood when the island was a paradise, when only farmers and fishermen, and...