Gov’t to limit Boracay tourists, infra — DILG

Inquirer.net 07/13/2018

THE government is planning to limit the number of tourists and infrastructure in Boracay to cope with the environmental needs of the island, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing lll said on Friday.…

No longer a cesspool, Boracay to reopen on Oct. 26 – Cimatu

Inquirer.net 07/13/2018

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has reaffirmed that Boracay Island would be reopened to tourism on Oct. 26. “I would like to say categorically that we will be opening Boracay [on] Oct. 26 … Categorically, I am saying…

Most Filipinos okay Boracay closure

Inquirer.net 07/01/2018

SWS SURVEY At least 64 percent of Filipinos are supportive of the government’s decision to close and rehabilitate Boracay island, with most of them also supporting President Rodrigo Duterte, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey said.…

DSWD blames handling for spoiled food in Boracay aid packs

Inquirer.net 06/25/2018

ILOILO CITY — Food packs distributed to displaced residents of Boracay Island were contaminated during handling and hauling of the goods, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) confirmed. Rebecca Geamala, DSWD Western Visayas director, said…

Duterte: I have no interest in Boracay or its half-naked ladies

Inquirer.net 06/15/2018

STA. ROSA CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte said neither he nor anyone on his cabinet has interest in Boracay, the Philippines’ world-renowned beach island that the government recently ordered closed for rehabilitation. Speaking before more than 4,000…

DILG exec: Only 25 of 1,080 Boracay establishments are gov’t compliant

Inquirer.net 05/18/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Describing the rampant violations of rules and laws on Boracay Island as a “Wild, Wild West,” an official of an interagency task force revealed that only 25 of 1,080 inspected establishments (2.3 percent)…

Duterte creates task force to reverse ‘degradation’ of Boracay

Inquirer.net 05/10/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency task force to “reverse the degradation of Boracay island.” Duterte signed Executive Order No. 53 on May 8, designating Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as the chairperson of the task force.…

SSS offers calamity loan for displaced workers in Boracay

Futch Anthony Inso 05/04/2018

The Social Security Service is offering calamity loan to residents and displaced workers in Boracay. Alexander Christian Erl Genelza, information officer of SSS-Cebu Branch, said that displaced workers from Boracay who are now working here in Cebu…

Duterte: Boracay closure temporary

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/01/2018

President promises to return island to residents, workers after cleanup President Rodrigo Duterte assured Boracay residents and workers on Tuesday that his administration will only cleanup the island, after which, this will be returned to them. In…

DOLE to assist displaced Boracay workers find new jobs

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Futch Anthony Inso 04/28/2018

ERVIN Canlas, 26, left the famous tourist destination Boracay Island in Aklan last Wednesday (April 25) with a heavy heart. The six-month closure of the island for rehabilitation gave him no choice but to return to his…

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