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Boracay temporary closure to cost PHL economy nearly P2 billion —...

THE CLOSURE and rehabilitation of Boracay is seen to cost the economy some P1.96 billion in six months, the National Economic and Development Authority...

Boracay may reopen in 4 months but with limited tourists: Teo

The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot Boracay to four months from six, but the number...

Fridays Boracay operator estimates P45.5-million revenue loss from island shutdown

The operator of Fridays Boracay Beach Resort will take a hit following the “impulsive” decision of the government to close the island for rehabilitation,...

Duterte mulls turning Boracay into ‘land reform area’ for farmers

President Rodrigo R. Duterte announced on Monday, April 9, that the controversial Boracay island may be subject to land reform coverage. The President made his...

Study that will show Boracay’s ‘carrying capacity’ out end of April

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be releasing a study on the carrying capacity of Boracay island by the end of April. Designated...

PCCI calls for government to reconsider plan to shut down Boracay

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has called on the government to hear out stakeholders before finalizing its shutdown on Boracay establishments. In...

LRWC: Boracay resort not a ‘mega casino’

Leisure and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) clarified on Monday, March 26, that the $500-million Boracay resort it will be developing is not a mega...

House committee on tourism backs temporary closure of Boracay

The House committee on tourism expressed support in the proposed temporary closure of Boracay as following its own inquiry into the woes of the...

Duterte backs closure of Boracay for a few months

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, March 20, assured the inter-agency task force working on the rehabilitation of the country’s world-famous...

Senate holds hearing in Boracay, tackles island’s environmental concerns

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATOR Cynthia A. Villar wants erring businesses closed down while compliant ones remain operational instead of imposing a 60-day total shutdown...

DENR issues show-cause order to Boracay environmental violators

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday has served show cause orders to 842 establishments in Boracay that have violated the...

DENR turns over P153M for waste management in Calabarzon

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has allocated funds to finance its continuing ecological waste management project in the Calabarzon Region, composed...

Garbage facility said to discharge waste in Manila Bay ordered suspended

By Janina C. Lim Reporter THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended the operations of a garbage transfer station in Tondo, Manila for...

Payatas landfill closure causes stir

By Janina C. Lim Reporter THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is defying calls among Payatas residents to reopen the Quezon City Sanitary Landfill...