PH named 2nd most ‘Instagrammable’ place in the world

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 01/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was hailed as the second most “Instagrammable” — or very appealing to photographed and shared on the social media site Instagram—place in the world in 2021, by a global travel website. In…

Palace: Bohol could be next tourist destination to reopen

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/28/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — After Baguio City and Boracay, Malacañang said Bohol might be the next tourist destination to reopen. “I understand Bohol might be opening soon within the month of October if I’m not mistaken,” presidential…

Ersatz Boracay in Manila Bay

Editorial 09/10/2020

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources started dumping last week “white sand” on a portion of the Manila Bay beach, near the Baywalk strip along Roxas Boulevard, ostensibly as part of a “beach nourishment” program. That…

Tourists still staying away from Boracay

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 06/25/2020

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Tourists are arriving on Boracay Island in trickles after government agencies confirmed that a recent visitor, who was part of a group of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel, tested positive for…

Virus case spoils Boracay reopening

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 06/17/2020

  ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — The reopening of Boracay Island to local tourists after months of lockdown on Tuesday was marred by the confirmation that a female employee of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), who…

Look: Beautiful and peaceful Boracay Island

Immae Lachica 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Let’s end this manic Monday on a good note by looking at this beautiful video of the view of the serene and world-class beach of Boracay Island. John Hermis Pelayo, a native of the…

Boracay Island shares a beautiful sunset surprise

Immae Lachica 03/02/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Tourists and locals alike of the beautiful island of Boracay thought that they would not be able to see the famous Boracay sunset on February 29 because of the gloomy weather. But to…

Globe says mobile, internet services restored in most areas except Boracay

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Worried about the family members and friends you could not reach on Christmas Day?  Try calling them again now as as mobile and internet services in Tacloban, Kalibo, Leyte and some parts of Samar…

Ursula leaves a changed landscape in Boracay

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Inquirer Visayas 12/25/2019

ILOILO CITY—Typhoon Ursula changed the landscape of the popular destination Boracay Island in Aklan province, damaging houses and resorts, blowing trees onto roads and cutting off electricity and communications. The 1,032-hectare island was still without electricity as…

Soon in Boracay: Ban on nudity, skimpy wear

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 10/15/2019

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Nudity and wearing “extremely skimpy” swimsuits in public areas may soon be prohibited on Boracay Island. The municipal council of Malay in Aklan province, where the world famous Boracay beaches are located, is…

Cebu ranks 2nd in Asia’s best islands list

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu, along with the rest of the Visayas Islands, was hailed as the second best island in Asia, according to the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards of the prestigious luxury and travel magazine, Condé…

Palace: Pooping incident in Boracay ‘offensive’; tourists may face raps

08/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang felt offended over the behavior of two foreign tourists, who let her child defecate on the beach of Boracay while the other buried a diaper in the island’s powdery white sand. Presidential spokesperson…

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