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THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism-Western Visayas (DoT-6) office will meet with the region’s industry stakeholders, starting in Boracay, to map out marketing strategies and possible room rate discounts to spur domestic travel.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday ordered the closure of 10 foreign-owned business establishments for operating in Boracay island without government permits.
ILOILO CITY — The six-month temporary closure of Boracay Island last year contributed significantly to the slowdown of Western Visayas Region’s economic growth, but a recovery is expected despite the regulated entry for tourists and stricter rules now being implemented on the island resort.
THE BORACAY Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) has carried out the demolition of Boracay Plaza Beach Resort’s structures found in violation of the 30-meter easement zone after its operator failed to heed orders for self-demolition.
WORKERS IN Boracay and a tourist have asked the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision upholding the constitutionality of the six-month closure of Boracay Island in 2018.
THE 2.66-kilometer (km) section of the Boracay circumferential road from Cagban Port to Hue Hotel and the 1.462-km segment from Hue Hotel to Elizalde will be fully opened to motorists by the end of the month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced Monday.
BOULEVARD Holdings, Inc. (BHI) reported a decrease in sales in the seven months ending December, as operations were still affected by the six-month closure of Boracay.
THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Environmental Crime Division has recommended charges of graft, unlawful occupation of forest lands, and violation of the Local Government Code against three businesses officers and government officials in Boracay Island under the municipality of Malay in Aklan province.
AS RESORT island Boracay reopens on Oct. 26 after a six-month closure for rehabilitation and tourism policy reshaping, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is also ready to provide improved security measures.
THE GOVERNMENT is set to distribute about 7.8 hectares of agricultural land in Boracay to 31 families belonging to the Ati indigenous community before Christmas, according to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jonas R. Leones.
THERE is still a lot more rehabilitation work left to accomplish in Boracay before its looming public reopening next week, Environment Secretary Roy A....
ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY Roy A. Cimatu reported that the coliform level in Boracay is now at 18.1 most probable number (MPN) per 100 milliliter (ml), significantly down from the “thousands or even millions” level prior to the closing of the island in April.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) warned tourists in Boracay against making reservations in establishments which have not yet received government clearance to operate.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources has lifted the suspension on the environmental compliance certificates (ECC) of “complying” businesses in Boracay, weeks ahead of the island’s reopening to the general public.
BOULEVARD Holdings, Inc. (BHI) is banking on the reopening of tourist destination Boracay Island this month to improve its business, after posting declines in its sales performance during the island’s six-month rehabilitation.
THE tourism department said the rehabilitation of Boracay is expected to be complete by December 2019 and that major roads will be ready more than a month before the resort island reopens to visitors.
THE Department of Tourism said it remains on track to hit its target of 7.4 million visitors this year despite the six-month closure of Boracay island.
THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DoT) will not make any changes to the processing of business permits in Boracay amid concerns that tighter rules caused delays in their reaccreditation.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that it will be conducting a dry run on Boracay a week before the island...
By Camille A. Aguinaldo The government may open Boracay Island by Oct. 26 with at least 30% of the establishments allowed to operate, Department of...
THE ABOITIZ Group, through its social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, has adopted and will rehabilitate Boracay Island’s Wetland #4 into a “linear urban park”.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and global initiative group Greening the Islands (GTI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a project on sustainable use of island resources amid the government’s ongoing rehabilitation in Boracay.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the rehabilitation work being done on roads in Boracay is set to meet its October...
BORACAY, MALAY — Accreditation for establishments in Boracay that are compliant with all environmental and legal requirements will be released beginning Aug. 16, in time for the October 26 reopening of the island tourist destination.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL Management Bureau-Western Visayas (EMB-6) has issued 478 notices of violation to various Boracay establishments, which will be facing fines and possible criminal charges.
HALFWAY INTO the six-month closure of Boracay, resort owners remain confused on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the tourist destination, citing the lack of centralized guidelines on compliance being required by national government agencies.
THE POSSIBLE opening of Boracay Island ahead of the October schedule would depend on the stakeholders’ cooperation in the government’s rehabilitation efforts, according to Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.
LESS THAN 200 out of the 2,269 tourist establishments in Boracay Island are so far fully compliant with the set requirements for reopening, an official of the Department of Tourism-Western Visayas (DoT-6) said, citing latest data from the Boracay Inspection Committee.
THE government is on track in its efforts to rehabilitate Boracay island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said as it declared White Beach clean and the effort to improve water quality on the island “almost there.”
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is considering the formation of a committee which will be tasked to determine the “rightful owners” in the Visayan tourist island of Boracay.