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Boracay no longer a cesspool – Cimatu

MANILA, Philippines– After just over two months of rehabilitation, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said Boracay is no longer a cesspool . Cimatu said the government is "on target" in decongesting the island and water quality has significantly improved. "Mas mababa na [ang bacteria level ng tubig].... Kasi noon medyo tumataas ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 4th, 2018

‘Boracay Island a cesspool no more’

SIX months into its massive rehabilitation, the world famous whitesand destination Boracay Island has been fit for swimming. Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu, who also heads the Inter-Agency Task Force Boracay, made the announcement at the start of the 10-day dry run for the island’s re-opening on Oct 15, 2018. The island will […] The post ‘Boracay Island a cesspool no more’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

No longer a cesspool, Boracay now fit for swimming - Philippine Star

No longer a cesspool, Boracay now fit for swimming - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

No longer a cesspool, Boracay now fit for swimming

World-famous Boracay was declared safe for swimming as the island resort reopened yesterday for a 10-day test run, almost six months after it was shut down for a massive cleanup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Boracay no longer a cesspool, may reopen October 26

Just two months since its closure, top tourist destination Boracay Island is no longer a “cesspool” following intensified rehabilitation efforts to regain its status, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

EDITORIAL - The original cesspool

As the cleanup of Boracay continues, the government may want to take a look at the other body of water that has been a “cesspool” far longer than the resort island......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Dirty sea could delay Boracay reopening

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu said it would take longer for the government to reopen Boracay Island to tourists if establishments in the famed island tourist resort will not help fix their sewerage and drainage systems. Cimatu issued the warning as he said the level of fecal coliform in the waters of Boracay is still way […] The post Dirty sea could delay Boracay reopening appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Duterte creates task force to reverse ‘degradation’ of Boracay

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. "The issues surrounding Boracay island are no longer a purely local matter but a national concern that needs concerted national and local cooperation and synchronization of plans and programs," Duterte said in the EO. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will serve as the vice chairpersons of the task force. The other members include the secretaries of justice, public works, social welfare, labor, an...Keep on reading: Duterte creates task force to reverse ‘degradation’ of Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Boracay: From cesspool to DENR showcase

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hopes to use Boracay as instructional material to tell the world what environmental destruction and efforts to reverse it could bring. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he expected to tell a good story about Boracay's rehabilitation during its six-month closure to tourism. In a statement, he said Boracay's case showed "how neglect and blatant disregard of environmental laws lead to destruction." Stop ocean destruction The DENR, he said, hoped to turn Boracay into a showcase of rehabilitation when the Philippines host the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress in November. The regional conference, set in Iloilo, would b...Keep on reading: Boracay: From cesspool to DENR showcase.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Cesspool Boracay reopens: Philippines aims for more Indian tourists

By Lee Kah Whye Singapore, Dec 3 (ANI): In February this year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the world-famous island resort of Boracay a "cesspool". True to his all-action image, short.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Cesspool Boracay reopens: Philippines aims for more Indian tourists

By Lee Kah Whye Singapore, Dec 3 (ANI): In February this year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the world-famous island resort of Boracay a "cesspool". True to his all-action image, short.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

DENR, DILG, DOT chiefs to map out El Nido rehabilitation plan

PALAWAN, Philippines – The chiefs of national government agencies that led the Boracay cleanup are set to chart the direction of the r ehabilitation plan for El Nido town on Wednesday, November 28.  Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año will be in El Nido to discuss ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Palawan attractions won’t be closed during rehabilitation

Once the rehabilitation begins, tourist spots in Palawan will not be closed to visitors like what the government did in Boracay Island, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu clarified yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Boracay tension: Singaporean businessman assaulted by DENR undersecretary?

A Singaporean businessman claimed that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is delaying the release of compliance certificates for his travel agency. But is he barking at the wrong tree? In a letter to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Singaporean businessman Peter Tay said he was "publicly humiliated, physically ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Boracay rehab to continue — DENR

Rehabilitation of the world-famous Boracay Island will continue even after it was reopened to tourists on Oct. 26, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Solar lights up in Boracay soon

With incidents of crime reported on the island’s reopening, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday said solar lamps will soon be installed along Boracay island’s beachfront to make the area safer. This after at least two cases of theft were reported since the island’s reopening last week involving two […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Gov’t wants 20% islanders in Boracay workforce

BORACAY, Aklan – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is still keen on relocating thousands of this island’s workers to the mainland area. But with “higher” cost of living and the transportation expenses to and from Boracay, how will the government be able to limits the island’s carrying capacity? Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, who also […] The post Gov’t wants 20% islanders in Boracay workforce appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Boracay rehab ‘political will’

Boracay's resurrection was the result of President Rodrigo Duterte's political will, according to his spokesperson, Salvador Panelo.   "Boracay is a lesson of political will," Panelo said.   "It is also a lesson of neglect, misfeasance and malfeasance by responsible persons in office," he said.   "The cesspool that was Boracay would not have happened if political will was exhibited by those in authority and if only officials of the island paradise, as well as stakeholders, operated following the law and the rules and regulations of pertinent government agencies," he said in a statement.   But intervention from the President gave it a new le...Keep on reading: Boracay rehab ‘political will’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

WATCH: Boracay closure hailed as example not only in Asia

AKLAN, Philippines – Top tourist hotspot Boracay finally opened its shores to the public, exactly 6 months after it was ordered closed for becoming a "cesspool." For officials, Boracay's reopening is just the start of stricter compliance with environmental laws. Its rehabilitation is even hailed as an example for the rest of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Panelo: Duterte ‘very pleased’ with Boracay rehab

Inbox x   Six months after calling it a cesspool, President Rodrigo Duterte is now very pleased with the rehabilitation of Boracay,Malacaang said Friday.   "He's (Duterte) very pleased with what has happened in Boracay," Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo saidduring the ceremonial reopening of the world-famous resort island at the Cagban Port.   Panelo stressed that the rehabilitation of Boracay is a "lesson of political will and cooperation of the people."   "It has to take a President Duterte to put things in order and we should all learn from all these lessons sothat Boracay will become the attraction not only ...Keep on reading: Panelo: Duterte ‘very pleased’ with Boracay rehab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Boracay Island now open

AKLAN, Philippines – World-famous tourist hotspot Boracay is now open to the public, exactly 6 months after it was ordered closed by President Rodrigo Duterte. After months-long rehabilitation efforts, Boracay's powdery white shores are spotless, without a tinge of green algae creeping on its coasts. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018