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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 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

DoT: Full Boracay rehab to take longer

The complete rehabilitation of Boracay Island may take more than a year – or until December 2019 – before it can be fully opened to the public, according to Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. At the hearing on the proposed P3.39-billion budget of the Department of Tourism for 2019 on Thursday, Puyat stressed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

DENR: No more partying on Boracay s White Beach; dry run to start Oct. 15

After Boracay reopens in October, parties will no longer be allowed to be held on the island’s White Beach, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said on Sunday. Source link link: DENR: No more partying on Boracay's White Beach; dry run to start Oct. 15.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

DENR firm on Boracay sewage treatment plants

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is standing pat on his decision to require establishments in Boracay to put up sewage treatment plants (STPs)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Boracay sans sand castles mulled

After declaring Boracay will no longer be a “party place” on its reopening, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said yesterday they may consider banning too sand castles and fire dancers from its famous white beaches. Likewise, Boracay’s reopening on 15 October may be exclusive for the residents of Aklan and without the usual parties the island […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

No more parties on the beach when Boracay reopens

MANILA, Philippines – Some tourists may be able to relax in  Boracay  earlier than the formal opening on October 26, but parties on the beach would be prohibited. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Thursday, August 23, that the inter-agency task force agreed to hold a dry run from October ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Boracay will no longer be a & apos;party island,& apos; Puyat says - GMA News

Boracay will no longer be a 'party island,' Puyat says - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

DPWH chief checks Boracay road rehab

SECRETARY Mark A. Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), along with Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and DPWH-6 officials inspected the ongoing rehabilitation along Boracay Circumferential Road and other major roads in the island last July 27, 2018. Villar conducted an ocular inspection on […] The post DPWH chief checks Boracay road rehab appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

30 wetland residents in Boracay up for relocation

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources is processing the relocation of the initial 30 families residing in a wetland in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. DENR secretary Roy Cimatu said they have already identified an evacuation center in one barangay in Malay and recipients can already transfer in August 2018. “It can house an […] The post 30 wetland residents in Boracay up for relocation appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

NBI files charges vs Aklan execs, Boracay resort owners

Dozens of local government officials of Aklan province and business owners, including foreigners, are facing a string of criminal charges in the Department of Justice for their supposed complicity in the destruction of Boracay Island.   The five separate complaints filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday and Friday came nearly three months after the country's premier tourist destination was shut down on orders of President Duterte on April 26.   Describing its once-pristine white sand beach as a "cesspool," Mr. Duterte closed the entire island resort to tourists for a six-month rehabilitation program, leaving tens of thousands of residents wi...Keep on reading: NBI files charges vs Aklan execs, Boracay resort owners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

WATCH: Gov’t to stick with 6-month closure of Boracay, DENR says

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu stressed that the government would stick with the six-month deadline set to rehabilitate Boracay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Boracay task force readying guidelines for re-opening

The inter-agency task force overseeing the rehabilitation of Boracay Island is now preparing the guidelines for the reopening of world-renowned tourist destination on Oct. 26, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Boracay to officially reopen on October 26 -- Cimatu

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Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Boracay hotel demolished for road project

The management of a hotel in Boracay has agreed to demolish its property to pave the way for the completion of a road network project, according to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Source link link: Boracay hotel demolished for road project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Boracay hotel demolished for road project

The management of a hotel in Boracay has agreed to demolish its property to pave the way for the completion of a road network project, according to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Boracay early reopening would depend on stakeholders’ cooperation — Cimatu

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......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018