Boracay biz owners frown requirements for sewerage sewerage plants

Inquirer.net 09/18/2018

ILOILO CITY — Several business operators on Boracay Island object to another order by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requiring even small establishments to put up of sewerage treatment plants (STPs). DENR Memorandum Order…

No more smoking, drinking at Boracay white beach

Inquirer.net 08/28/2018

DOT chief also says ‘LaBoracay’ parties no longer allowed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said smoking and drinking in public places would be banned in Boracay. “Definitely no more smoking and drinking sa white beach.…

Not all Boracay establishments can reopen in October — DILG

Inquirer.net 08/20/2018

ONLY 30 percent of establishments in Boracay can reopen on its target relaunch of October 26, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Monday. In a Senate hearing, Interior Secretary…

Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino in Boracay — Palace

Inquirer.net 07/30/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built on Boracay even after the rehabilitation period of the resort island, Malacañang said on Monday. This is contrary to Leisure and Resorts World Corporation’s (LRWC)…

Globe, partners start long-term Boracay conservation drive

PR 07/27/2018

Globe Telecom, along with its partners, has kicked off initiatives to help address environmental issues besetting the country’s top tourist draw, Boracay Island. It recently held an environmental education and leadership workshop, donated a communal septic tank,…

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…

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