DILG told to go after Boracay scammers

Inquirer.net 04/22/2018

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) should go after barangay officials in Boracay who are reportedly extorting money from local businesses in exchange for IDs to non-residents, Senator Panfilo Lacson urged on Sunday. Lacson discovered…

Depression cases expected to rise with Boracay closure

Inquirer.net 04/21/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN—A 42-year-old single mother of three has fallen into severe depression after she learned that she would lose her job and home as the government prepared to lock down Boracay for rehabilitation. The woman, a…

Rachelle Ann Go marries American boyfriend in Boracay

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/19/2018

MEET Mr. and Mrs. Spies. Filipina theater actress Rachelle Ann Go and her American businessman fiance Martin Spies have tied the knot at the Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa on April 18. Family and friends witnessed the…

Rise in mental health problems, crimes seen with Boracay shutdown

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN — A 42-year-old single mother of three has fallen into severe depression after she learned that she would lose her job and her home in the wake of the government’s plan to rehabilitate the…

Issues in the Boracay closure

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/15/2018

The controversial Boracay closure triggered severe reactions from stakeholders, largely from the affected business community, its residents and workers principally dependent on the thriving tourism industry of the island. The concerns are understandable as there seem to…

Boracay can reopen in 4 months – Teo

Inquirer.net 04/11/2018

The Department of Tourism targets to reopen Boracay island in three to four months instead of six months. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said Monday that the rehabilitation of Boracay would finish in four months if people would…

AFTER BORACAY CLOSURE IS CEBU READY?

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Jessa Mae Sotto, Morexette Marie Erram, Nestle Semilla 04/09/2018

Visayas remains safe but hotels, resorts may not have enough rooms for influx of tourists; DOT to local officials: Learn from Boracay One island’s loss is another island’s gain. The six-month closure of the renowned island-resort of…

Boracay employers warned: Don’t terminate employees

Inquirer.net 04/09/2018

President Duterte also mulls declaring island as land reform area Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello has warned establishments in Boracay against terminating their employees during the six-month closure of the resort island starting April 26. In an advisory…

Centcom assures safety of tourist in Visayas amid Boracay closure

Morexette B. Erram 04/09/2018

Lt. Gen. Paul Atal, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines – Central Command (AFP – CentCom), assured that the entire Visayas is a safe place to stay especially with the closure of Boracay Island drawing…

Duterte against building of casino in Boracay

Inquirer.net 04/09/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte is against the building of a casino in the island of Boracay. “Far from it actually. I never said building anything or even a nipa hut there,” Duterte said in a press conference in…