After landfill closure, what now?

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 05/03/2018

The Supreme Court ruling on the Inayawan landfill should spur Cebu City Hall to find ways to find a permanent alternative site where they can dump the city’s garbage and not have to pay hundreds of millions…

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…

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…

DPWH to close Mananga bridge for rehabilitation

Rosalie Abatayo 04/17/2018

The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) Second District Chief Engineer Leslie Anthony Molina pushes for a full closure of the city-bound portion of Mananga Bridge 3 for rehabilitation and preventive maintenance. Molina said that they…

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…

Bluewater Sumilon excluded in island’s temporary closure

Raul Constantine Tabanao 04/10/2018

The management of Bluewater Sumilon in Sumilon Island, Oslob town, southern Cebu assures their guests that they will continue their normal operations. The resort issued an official statement after the Oslob municipal government started their week-long cleanup…

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…

SRP viaduct set for closure as 3rd bridge survey start

PR 03/26/2018

The public is advised of the road closure at the South Road Properties (SRP), specifically at the Cebu South Coastal Road’s (CSCR) tunnel and viaduct portions from 10:00 pm on March 30, 2018, Good Friday, up to…

Gov’t panel suggest 6-month total closure of Boracay starting April 26

03/23/2018

The government’s Environment, Tourism and Interior departments are set to submit to President Rodrigo Duterte their recommendation for the six-month total closure of Boracay starting April 26. Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III told Radyo Inquirer 990…

Tourism groups: Boracay closure will impact PH tourism efforts

Inquirer.net 03/22/2018

THE proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte to impose a total closure of Boracay would directly affect the livelihood of nearly 20,000 people on the island, tourism groups lamented on Thursday. This was what Boracay tourism stakeholders that…