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…

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…

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