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Boracay peaceful amid closure - PNP

Boracay. INQUIRER PHOTO / LYN RILLON The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not monitored any problems since the start of the Boracay closure. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said on.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMay 14th, 2018

Happy hour no more: Boracay’s nightlife suffers amid island closure

Once likened to top party islands in the world like Spain’s Ibiza, Boracay island’s party scene has changed so much after the government barred the tourists from entering the island last April 26......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Happy hour no more: Boracay’s nightlife suffers amid island closure

Once likened to top party islands in the world like Spain’s Ibiza, Boracay island’s party scene has changed so much after the government barred the tourists from entering the island last April 26. Source link link: Happy hour no more: Boracay’s nightlife suffers amid island closure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Fewer students enroll in Boracay schools amid closure

AKLAN, Philippines – Fewer students attended the first day of school in Boracay on Monday, June 4, because of the 6-month closure of the tourist hot spot.  In Balabag Elementary School, one of the 6 public schools on the island, only around 1,300 students enrolled this year, from 1,700 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

After a month’s closure, Boracay generally peaceful — Police

Boracay Island remains peaceful with no significant incident that transpired during the first month of its shutdown, which covered the election period......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

After a month’s closure, Boracay generally peaceful — Police

Boracay Island remains peaceful with no significant incident that transpired during the first month of its shutdown, which covered the election period......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Exec defends issuance of permit amid Boracay closure

NO LAW or guideline was violated when the local government of Malay, Aklan issued a building permit to a hotel builder two weeks after the closure of Boracay Island. Rowen Aguirre, executive assistant for Boracay Affairs of Malay, clarified that the issuance of a building permit does not mean that a company, corporation, or individual […] The post Exec defends issuance of permit amid Boracay closure appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

DOT sets cruise, drive tourism circuits to lure visitors to Western Visayas

AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office is optimistic it could recover the significant slump in tourist arrivals amid the impact of the temporary closure of the island resort of Boracay.  Western Visayas is feeling the brunt of the steep decline in tourist arrivals after President Rodrigo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

WATCH: Mountain being flattened in Boracay village amid rehabilitation

Concerned residents of Boracay recently reported that a mountain located in a village in Boracay is being leveled amid the government’s closure of the island......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

ONE WEEK AFTER CLOSURE: Boracay remains peaceful – cops

THE crime surge which was expected from the closure of Boracay Island did not happen. Well, at least for now. One week after its closure, the Metro Boracay Police Task Force (MBPTF) reported that no major crime incident transpired in the island resort which is undergoing 6-month rehabilitation. Senior Superintendent Jesus Cambay, Jr., MBPTF commander […] The post ONE WEEK AFTER CLOSURE: Boracay remains peaceful – cops appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

NegOcc to take top spot as most visited province in WV

NEGROS Occidental will temporarily take over the spot of Aklan as the most visited province in Western Visayas amid the six-month closure of Boracay, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT-6). “Negros is still the second most visited area in Western Visayas. So without Boracay, it’s going to take the first place,” according to DOT-6 […] The post NegOcc to take top spot as most visited province in WV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Boracay peaceful, orderly two days after closure

PNP announces that the situation in Boracay Island has been peaceful and orderly two days after its closure to tourists. Boracay peaceful, orderly two days after closure The Philippine National Police (PNP) today announced that the situation in Boracay Island has been peaceful and orderly two days after its closure to tourists. Source link: Boracay peaceful, orderly two days after closure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

PNP, other agencies hold another capability demo in Boracay amid flak

Despite receiving flak for its widely publicized simulation exercises (SIMEX) in Boracay Island, the PNP and other agencies went on with their capability demonstration activities on April 25, 2018, a day before the closure of the island resort. Before the demonstration began, Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western Visayas police chief, said that the exercises […] The post PNP, other agencies hold another capability demo in Boracay amid flak appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

No layoffs amid Boracay closure

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III reminded business establishments in Boracay that employees should not be terminated despite the six-month closure of the island resort starting April 26, 2018. In an advisory issued on April 6, 2018, Bello stated that “the temporary suspension of business operations should not and must not result in the termination […] The post No layoffs amid Boracay closure appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

These giants are Philippine treasures, but they also need help

Giant clams may be big and strong, but they are also very vulnerable and in danger of becoming extinct. Amid the rising concern for the environment caused by the closure of world-famous Boracay island, the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute has launched a program that could help keep the oceans clean, save the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

5,000 informal workers, IPs in Boracay to get new jobs

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be hiring 5,000 informal workers and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in Boracay Island as part of its 30-day emergency employment amid the island’s closure starting April 26, 2018. Amy Judicpa, DOLE-6 information officer, said 3,000 beneficiaries will come from the informal sector while 2,000 are Atis living on […] The post 5,000 informal workers, IPs in Boracay to get new jobs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Coop’s power contracts under review due to Boracay closure

THE National Electrification Administration (NEA) will look into the power supply contracts of Aklan Electric Cooperative (Akelco) amid the expected drop in power demand due to the impending closure of Boracay Island on April 26, 2018. In an interview on the sidelights of the inauguration of the Global Business Power (GBP) Institute for Energy (GIE) […] The post Coop’s power contracts under review due to Boracay closure appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Over 553,000 tourists visited Boracay in 1st quarter of 2018

AKLAN, Philippines – Amid news of its impending closure , Boracay Island attracted a total of 553,074 tourists during the first 3 months of 2018.  Domestic tourists registered 164,911 arrivals or 30% of the total inbound visitors, while foreign tourists registered 376,171 arrivals – up by 32% from the 284,878 tourists in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Cebu, Bohol Resorts on the ‘Radar’ Amid Boracay Closure

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will keep resorts in other tourist destinations, particularly in Cebu and Bohol, on the radar amid the closure of the island of Boracay on April 26, Malacañang assured Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark following reports that Mactan Island in Cebu and Panglao Island in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Palace unsure about casino developer s fate amid Boracay s closure

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday, April 11, admitted that it was uncertain about what will happen to the provisional gaming license granted to the companies planning to construct a $500-million resort-casino on Boracay Island. “We welcome all investors but I think the President has already addressed the issue of a new casino in Boracay. There will be… link: Palace unsure about casino developer's fate amid Boracay's closure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Solon files resolution to probe Boracay closure, casino establishment

          A progressive lawmaker has filed a resolution which seeks to conduct an investigation into the closure of businesses in Boracay, and the looming construction of a $500-million mega casino-resort in the island amid the environmental and social woes hounding the prime tourist spot.   In House Resolution No. 1806 filed last April 3, Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said the lower Chamber, through committees on natural resources and ecology, "must step in to prevent any more damage to Boracay and to the people relying on the commerce of the island."   The lawmaker found it "ironic and intriguing" that ...Keep on reading: Solon files resolution to probe Boracay closure, casino establishment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018