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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

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

Boracay rehab challenges: Treating sewage, relocating illegal settlers

AKLAN, Philippines – Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said on Thursday, July 5, said that two issues being addressed now in Boracay's rehabilitation are the setting up sewage treatment plants for hotels and proper relocation sites for illegal wetland occupants. Cimatu explained the inter-agency ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Boracay rehab 50 to 60% complete – DENR s Cimatu

The rehabilitation effort at the resort island of Boracay was “50 to 60 percent” complete, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu told GMA News TV program “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho” on Friday. Source link link: Boracay rehab 50 to 60% complete – DENR's Cimatu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Rehab task force checks Boracay roads

SECRETARY Mark A. Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and some members of the Boracay Rehabilitation Task Force recently checked the condition of major roads in Boracay Island, particularly the Boracay Circumferential Road. Also part of the inspection were Secretaries Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) […] The post Rehab task force checks Boracay roads appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Cimatu: Boracay rehab right on track

Cimatu: Boracay rehab right on track.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Boracay may open in less than 6 months – DENR chief

MANILA, Philippines – Exactly a month after the island was closed to tourists, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Saturday, May 26, that top tourist destination Boracay may open in less than 6 months. Referring to the erring establishments, Cimatu said, "We are almost sure na wala nang iba. (We ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Poop pipe near shore built with gov’t OK

A tourism agency and a unit of the Ayala group on Thursday said a sewage system discovered along the beach on Boracay Island was built long ago and with government approval.   Environment officials last weekend reported finding the sewers stretching parallel the beach for 4 kilometers from the village of Manoc-Manoc to the village of Balabag.   Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu was quoted as saying the discovery was "very disturbing," as the underground pipes, built by the Philippine Tourism Authority (now known as the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, or Tieza) encroached into Boracay's main beach area.   Joint venture   Tie...Keep on reading: Poop pipe near shore built with gov’t OK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Boracay rehab may go beyond 6 months

The closure of Boracay might be extended as rehabilitation efforts on the island may not be completed within six months, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

  Boracay’s Carrying Capacity     (First of three series)

Reports have it confirmed that DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu was instructed by Malacanang to conduct a study on the carrying capacity of Boracay which has been subjected to six-year closure order for rehabilitation. That’s noteworthy and good news, indeed. Unknown to many even in the academic communities, Boracay”s carrying capacity had been studied by Lope […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Boracay crisis not an isolated case — DENR

The Boracay crisis is not an isolated case, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu admitted over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Cimatu to lead Boracay Task Force

Cimatu to lead Boracay Task Force.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018