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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: tribune tribuneSep 13th, 2018

DOT Backs Manila Bay Rehab

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Wednesday expressed full support for the government’s initiative to clean-up and revive the polluted Manila Bay by replicating the same rehabilitation strategy used in Boracay. In a statement, the agency noted that such efforts “are for the best interest of the tourism industry” and are in line with their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

DENR eyes major Manila Bay rehab – The Manila Times

DENR eyes major Manila Bay rehab  The Manila Times Philippines to rehabilitate Manila Bay after Boracay success  gulfnews.com After Boracay, DENR eyes rehabilitating Manila Bay  Rappler Manila Bay rehab comes next  Manila Bulletin DENR sets all-out Manila Bay rehab  manilastandard.net View full coverage on Google News Source link link: DENR eyes major Manila Bay rehab – The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

WATCH: What Boracay looks like after it was closed down

AKLAN, Philippines – Just yesterday, the white shores of Boracay was full of tourists. Now that it is officially closed to the public, Boracay is almost empty. While non-residents who are currently inside the island are not forced to leave, tourists are no longer allowed to visit Boracay while ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

WATCH: How Boracay looks like after it was closed down

AKLAN, Philippines – Just yesterday, the white shores of Boracay was full of tourists. Now that it is officially closed to the public, Boracay is almost empty. While non-residents who are currently inside the island are not forced to leave, tourists are no longer allowed to visit Boracay while ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

DENR to fine establishments up to P200,000 for polluting Manila Bay – Rappler

DENR to fine establishments up to P200,000 for polluting Manila Bay  Rappler Manila Bay cleanup ongoing  Philippine Star DENR lists most polluted spots in Manila Bay area  Business Mirror Manila Bay rehab may take years to complete, expert says  ABS-CBN News Manila eyes 2 water treatment plants for zoo  INQUIRER.net View full coverage on Google News Source link link: DENR to fine establishments up to P200,000 for polluting Manila Bay – Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Manila Bay rehab may take years to complete, expert says – ABS-CBN News

Manila Bay rehab may take years to complete, expert says  ABS-CBN News Manila Bay cleanup ongoing  Philippine Star DENR lists most polluted spots in Manila Bay area  Business Mirror View full coverage on Google News Source link link: Manila Bay rehab may take years to complete, expert says – ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

DILG to create Bora-like task force in Bay rehab – manilastandard.net

DILG to create Bora-like task force in Bay rehab  manilastandard.net Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said on Thursday that they plan to duplicate the rehabilitation of Boracay for the cleanup of Manila Bay, … Source link link: DILG to create Bora-like task force in Bay rehab – manilastandard.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

A la Boracay Manila Bay rehab | Philstar.com

Long before President Rodrigo Duterte called the seawaters of Boracay as cesspool in describing one of the countrys most popular tourist destinations, another famous landmark in the Philippines was on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

UAAP: L-Jay-RJ looks like FEU s next great backcourt

Jasper Parker and Axel Inigo will no longer play for Far Eastern University. Like they always are, however, the Tamaraws remain full-stocked at the backcourt. Of course, veterans Hubert Cani and Wendell Comboy are now ready and raring for their turn at the driver’s seat. And behind those two await a pair of products from the green and gold’s high school program who may very well end up to be the next ones in the school’s long line of great guards. Already there is L-Jay Gonzales who, in his spot minutes on the floor in his first year in the Seniors squad, already began opening eyes. Described as a lead guard who has the both the triple-doubling talent and the burst of Russell Westbrook, the 5-foot-9 playmaker flashed glimpses of that as a rookie reserve to the likes of Parker, Inigo, Cani, and Comboy. And now, Gonzales is just waiting for his Paul George to arrive. “Ako po, excited lang talaga na magkasama kami ulit,” he said. He was talking about RJ Abarrientos, his former partner-in-crime with the Baby Tamaraws who is finishing up his last playing year in the Juniors. Three years ago, Gonzales and Abarrientos were key cogs in what was a pleasant surprise of a championship for FEU-Diliman. Once Abarrientos finishes up with high school and moves on up to college, the two are nothing but determined to bring their school back to the mountaintop in the collegiate ranks. “Nag-usap na nga po kami ni L-Jay tapos sabi niya sa akin, bahala ka muna sa Jrs. kasi pagdating mo naman dito, ako bahala sayo,” RJ, the nephew of Philippine basketball legend Johnny, shared. He then continued, “Basta pagdating mo rito, ibi-build natin ‘tong bagong FEU.” Abarrientos can do what Gonzales can on the basketball court, albeit without the same sort of explosiveness. What he does have over his running mate, though, is size – standing at 5-foot-11 and possessing a stocky built. That is exactly why a backcourt pairing of Gonzales and Abarrientos looks like it will not have any holes. “Sinasabi talaga sa amin, yung connection namin, nung Juniors pa lang, nakita na kung anong magagawa. Sana, mapakita rin namin yun sa Seniors,” Abarrientos said. Still, all of that is easier said than done and, without a doubt, the L-Jay and RJ connection still has to prove itself when it finally goes online for the FEU Tamaraws. “Siyempre, nakaka-pressure po lalo na sa akin kasi makakasabayan ko po ang isang Abarrientos,” Gonzales said. He then continued, “Pero pagbubutihan po namin na mag-click ang duo namin.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

MVP Ladder: Irving enters chase with work on, off the floor

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com The best of Kyrie Irving, both on and off the floor, has been on display the past few weeks. With the Boston Celtics’ season at an early crossroad, of sorts, it was Irving who stepped into the leadership void to steer things in the right direction. With injuries to key players complicating matters and chemistry issues still being sorted out, Irving was the veteran willing to step up and speak out in an effort to make sure the Celtics dealt with their issues head on. The Celtics had an inconsistent start to the season (10-10) before going on a eight-game win streak that was more like what was expected of them, only to hit the skids again briefly and lose three straight games before Irving piped up. "I think everyone can see that we've obviously had some inconsistencies regarding our play,” he said, “so I think it was just time to address it." A 36-minute players meeting in the locker room after a Dec. 21 (Dec. 22, PHL time) home thumping from Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks was enough for Irving, who didn’t spare anyone (himself included) from the harsh spotlight. It was a cathartic moment for the Celtics, who saw Al Horford return from a seven-game absence just in time for Sunday’s win in Charlotte. Kyrie was at his superstar best with the bright lights shining on Christmas. He torched the Philadelphia 76ers for 40 points, unleashing his full offensive arsenal (shooting 17-for-33 from the floor, 5-for-10 from deep), while also grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out three assists. He was in showtime mode again Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) against James Harden and the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center, finishing his night with 23 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and just one turnover. The Celtics simply had no answer for Harden, who like Irving moves up the ranks on this week’s Kia Race to the MVP Ladder. But it’s clear Irving is ready to shoulder the burden of leading these Celtics, in whatever way necessary. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 26.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo turned Madison Square Garden into his very own Christmas playground when he smoked the Knicks for 30 points, 14 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks to kick off the league’s showcase day. And just so the Knicks know it wasn’t a fluke, he hurried them again Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Fiserv Forum with 31 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks in another rout. The Greek Freak is making it tough for anyone to nudge him from the top spot on this list; he’s averaging 24.8 points (on 60.9 shooting), 12.6 rebounds  5.6 assists and 1.7 blocks in his last 10 games. The Bucks are cruising during this stretch as well, solidifying their position as one of  the top teams in the Eastern Conference and the entire league at the close of the calendar year 2018. If this is just the warm up for 2019, Antetokounmpo can really crank up his MVP campaign between now and the All-Star break. 2. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals Leonard and the Raptors didn’t get an opportunity to showcase themselves for the world to see on Christmas but made up for that scheduling snafu with an instant classic in a win over Miami on the day after the holiday. Leonard scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two assists and two steals in the winning effort. December has been good to the Raptors’ prized summer acquisition — he’s averaging 30.1 points (on .520 shooting) to go along with his 8.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals. For all of the chatter about how good the Raptors have been with Leonard out of the lineup and how good their quality depth is and has been all season, the fate of this team rests on Leonard’s broad shoulders come playoff time. He’s the one element they’ve lacked in previous runs, as a true crunch-time, go-to player in the postseason. All that noise about him not being an ideal vocal leader looks like just that at this stage of his tenure in Toronto. 3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.3 steals Lakers Nation held its collective breath earlier this week, awaiting the word on LeBron’s MRI after he heard a “pop” when he went down in the third with a groin injury in the third quarter of the Lakers’ Christmas Day (Dec. 26, PHL time) blowout over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The news was better than expected but the catalyst for the Lakers’ revival this season is still expected to miss “several games.” This could actually prove to be a critical stretch for the Lakers. If they can manage to maintain their position in the Western Conference standings without LeBron in uniform, it’ll speak volumes about the growth and development of their youngsters. It will also instill some confidence in the entire group if they can piece together a few wins without the new king of Los Angeles. All that said, it would be shortsighted of anyone to dismiss the work LeBron has put in during the early-season turnaround this team has undergone. He was playing as well as anyone in the league this month (25.8 points on .516 shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.3 steals). 4. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 28.6 points, 5.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry bounced back from yet another uncharacteristic Christmas Day (Dec. 26, PHL time) performance (just 15 points on an ugly 5-for-17 shooting) with a big night against his brother Seth and the Portland Trail Blazers. But his 29 points and a triple-double from Kevin Durant wasn’t enough to lift the Warriors past Damian Lillard’s late-game heroics against his hometown team. If there was ever a time to be concerned about Curry and these Warriors, it’s now. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson cannot find their marks. The bench production is non-existent at times. And the edge the Warriors have used to their advantage for years seems to have vanished. The boost they need is more than just adding a superstar talent like Boogie Cousins (whose recovery from his Achilles injury seems to be in hyperdrive). The Warriors might need both Curry and Durant to go off script a bit and shake things up by going nuclear offensively to strike fear in teams the way this team once did. They’ve become far too predictable a target without the proper support from their other stars. 5. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 32.3 points, 8.4 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals The reigning Kia MVP will not be denied any longer. Harden has been on an absolute tear of late and is bringing the Rockets back into focus in the Western Conference playoff chase while doing so. He’s posted back-to-back 40 point games (45 in their Friday, PHL time showdown win over the Boston Celtics and 41 in their Dec. 26, PHL time win over the Oklahoma City Thunder). He’s currently on a career-best eight-game run scoring 30 or more points, the first player to do so since Russell Westbrook did it in November of 2016. Harden’s the first to score 35 or more in six straight games since former teammate Carmelo Anthony accomplished the feat in April of 2013. Harden’s eight games of 40 or more points this season leads the league (Anthony Davis is second with five). The Celtics tried every player in uniform to stop him but to no avail. But Harden’s best work has been pulling the Rockets out of their sub-.500 hole at Thanksgiving to a season-best four games over .500 as they close out the 2018 portion of their schedule. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets T-8. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors T-8. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 10. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics And five more: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans; De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings; Tobias Harris, Los Angeles Clippers; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

& lsquo;Boracay rehab is DENR& rsquo;s single biggest accomplishment in 2018& rsquo;

& lsquo;Boracay rehab is DENR& rsquo;s single biggest accomplishment in 2018& rsquo;.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Boracay after the rehab

Boracay after the rehab.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Resilience, Rehab Mark PH Tourism in 2018

With the Philippine government’s commitment to sustainable tourism, several vacation destinations experienced rehabilitation this year. In April, the government shut down the idyllic Boracay, which has turned into a “cesspool” due to alarming water pollution in its beaches, stringed with unhampered developments by establishment owners. Several observers both from the international and local community once […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Here is this week’s 'MBRundown: 1. PH bet Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018 …

Here is this week’s #MBRundown: 1. PH bet Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018 2. Gov’t workers to have longer holidays as Palace announces Jan. 2 work suspension 3. DENR to conduct ‘Boracay-like’ rehabilitation in Manila Bay 4. PNP, AFP start joint probe on seized unlicensed firearms from alleged terrorists 5. 42 hurt in Sapporo… link: Here is this week’s #MBRundown: 1. PH bet Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018 ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

A la Boracay Manila Bay rehab

Long before President Rodrigo Duterte called the seawaters of Boracay as “cesspool” in describing one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, another famous landmark in the Philippines was once dubbed in 2005 by a government environment official as one “big sewer.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA's longest winning streak to six games by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13. LeBron James bounced back from his lowest-scoring game of the season with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, but the Lakers finished 1-3 on their road trip. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Lonzo Ball scored 23 points. Brooklyn continued its recovery from an eight-game skid by holding on in front of a loud, large crowd that alternated cheering when the Lakers seized the momentum and when the Nets regained it. Brooklyn led 100-87 with 7.5 minutes to play before back-to-back three-pointers by Kuzma and Ball made it 100-93. James then scored inside, blocked a shot on the other end and scored again, capping a 10-0 run. Dudley and Dinwiddie answered with drives, and Dudley hit two more baskets to settle the Nets before Russell's three-pointer made it 113-107 with 22 seconds remaining. D'Angelo Russell's trey to put the @BrooklynNets ahead for good! 🔥🔥#WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/L9Q71Uclnh — NBA (@NBA) December 19, 2018 The Nets had scored 70 points in the first halves of their last two games, and were almost on pace in this one after taking a 33-32 lead after one quarter. They trailed by five with under three minutes left in the half before a 13-3 finishing surge for a 62-57 lead. Brooklyn then used a 12-0 run to turn a two-point edge into its largest lead, going ahead 79-65 on Hollis-Jefferson's three-point play with 7:27 remaining in the third quarter. The Lakers trimmed it to five late in the period on a three-pointer by James and the Nets led 90-83 going to the fourth. James was limited to 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting in a loss to Washington on Sunday and things started rough for him in this one, as Jarrett Allen denied his attempt at a dunk with a sensational block on his first attempt. James was called for traveling the next time he had the ball before finding his groove. TIP-INS Lakers: JaVale McGee missed his second straight game with flu-like symptoms. ... The Lakers were 5-of-6 from three-point range in the first quarter, with Ball going 3-of-3. Then they went 1-for-10 in the second. Nets: G Allen Crabbe missed his third straight game because of a sore right knee. ... The Nets snapped an eight-game skid against West teams with their first win since Nov. 9 (Nov. 10, PHL time) at Denver. HELP ON THE WAY Rajon Rondo (right hand surgery) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) were recalled from the South Bay Lakers, where they were on rehab assignments. Coach Luke Walton said Ingram was still limited at practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) but Rondo wasn't, adding the hope was that both could go full speed when  they rejoin the Lakers in practice on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Rondo has missed 17 games and Ingram has sat out seven. SINGING STRUGGLES British singer and actress Cynthia Erivo struggled through her performance of the national anthem. She appeared to forget the words at one point and stopped singing. After pausing to refocus, she began again from the start of the song, got a word wrong and then skipped a couple of lines. But the crowd was supportive of her strong finish and gave her a nice ovation afterward. UP NEXT Lakers: Host New Orleans on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Nets: Visit Chicago on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Manila Bay rehab comes next

DENR is preparing to rehabilitate Manila Bay using the same ambitious strategy that restored Boracay Island to its pristine condition. Manila Bay rehab comes next Source link: Manila Bay rehab comes next.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Boracay-like rehab eyed for Manila Bay

Following the six-month Boracay rehabilitation, the government is looking at replicating efforts to restore Manila Bay to its pristine state fit for recreation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Boracay gets P150 million for continuing rehab

Boracay gets P150 million for continuing rehab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Pines City no longer? Baguio rehab pushed

Pines City no longer? Baguio rehab pushed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018