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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

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

DOT starts looking into other tourist spots for rehab after Boracay

Following Boracay's six-month closure for rehabilitation, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has started looking into other major tourist destinations for possible rehabilitation, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Monday. Puyat said the government's work in Boracay will be repeated in other tourist destinations, and President Rodrigo Duterte has already given the order to look into major tourist spots that need urgent rehabilitation. "Hindi lamang Boracay iyong model for sustainable tourism namin, pilot lamang siya kaya inutusan na kami Presidente na tingnan lahat ng tourist destinations and make sure that all these tourist destinations are already following environmen...Keep on reading: DOT starts looking into other tourist spots for rehab after Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Rugby trained La Salle s Taane Samuel to get physical in UAAP 81

Taane Samuel finally played a full game for De La Salle University in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. After missing 12 games due to a Jones fracture on his left foot, the Kiwi big man contributed eight points and three rebounds in the Green Archers’ 62-71 loss to archrival Ateneo de Manila University on Sunday. Of course, the first-year player acknowledged that it was pretty difficult to have his return come at a rivalry game. “It was tough, it was definitely tough especially since it’s an Ateneo-La Salle game,” he told reporters post-game. That was even truer as, apparently, he only found out that he was getting back into action just a day before the game itself. “I actually only got told yesterday that I was actually gonna play. Before that, I was just told I’m gonna be running and jogging,” he shared. He then continued, “I’m just really happy to be playing again.” Indeed, it was very much evident that Samuel was overjoyed to be taking the floor once more as he already had four points and three rebounds in just the first half. That, as well as some up close and personal moments with La Salle players. Asked about it after game, the 6-foot-8 center answered, “It’s just banter. It’s just in the game. Whatever happens on the court stays on the court.” He then continued, “I have a lot of respect to every player in every team. They’re just doing what they can do to win – just like what we’re doing.” After all, physicality is just what Samuel promises to bring to the table. “I’m kind of used to the physicality, coming from a rugby background before basketball. If someone pushes, I’ll push back,” he said. He then continued, “I mean, it’s nothing new to me. I’ll just keep matching and keep trying to play like how they play.” The even better news is that the 19-year-old is he would only get better. “(Doctors) say it’s fully healed. My rehab is going well,” he said. He then continued, “I’m not 100 percent yet, but after a couple of weeks, I’ll be good.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

DOTr sees full rehab of MRT-3 in 26 months

DOTr sees full rehab of MRT-3 in 26 months.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Robredo on Boracay rehab: Don’t forget to aid displaced workers

Vice President Leni Robredo has urged the Duterte administration to provide jobs for the displaced workers of Boracay island. Source link link: Robredo on Boracay rehab: Don’t forget to aid displaced workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 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

Baguio, Tagaytay rehab needed

After President Rodrigo Duterte’s bold move to transform Boracay back to its clean old glory, Malacañang now hears a barrage of calls urging the president to rehabilitate Baguio and Tagaytay. The President’s supporters want him to mend the Luzon’s summer places back to their old charm, both as classic tourist destinations. Up to the end […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

NCAA: Dagger Dan Arches does not let Escamis, Red Robins down

No longer with all of Warren Bonifacio, Mike Enriquez, Will Gozum, the spotlight shone on Clint Escamis to lead Mapua High School in the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Only, Escamis was not at full strength to lead the Red Robins in their biggest game thus far. Still slowed down by his ailing left leg, the graduating guard was not on the floor as his team was protecting a four-point lead against modern-day rival San Beda High School in their knockout bout last Monday. And so, another player had to step up to shoot Mapua to the Finals. Like he had already proven many, many times in the tournament, Dan Arches was more than up to the challenge. “Wala kasi si Clint e. Kung nandyan siya, siya tumitira nang mga ganun. So kinuha ko na lang kasi nasa game plan pa rin naman siya,” he said. With the shot clock winding down and with bigger Red Cub Tony Ynot right in front of him, Arches squared up and launched a triple try. The ball soared through the air before falling into the net – and ultimately, transformed into a dagger that struck the heart of San Beda. “Yung confidence ko po sa sarili ko, galing po kay coach [Randy Alcantara]. Yung kumpyansa na binibigay niya, ‘di ko talaga sinasayang,” he said after the win for him and the Red Robins. Indeed, the 18-year-old is just giving back to the head coach who discovered him in Roxas City, Capiz and then developed him in Intramuros. “Galing po akong probinsya tapos na-scout at na-recruit ni coach Randy. Tinanggap ko na po kasi sayang yung opportunity,” he shared. He then continued, “Maraming batang gustong maglaro sa Maynila at pinapangarap maglaro sa NCAA.” It wasn’t always this way, however, as in his rookie season a year ago, Arches played sparingly and only had per game counts of 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.1 minutes. “Dumating po sa point na na-down ako, pero sabi po ng magulang ko, lumaban lang. Ginawa ko po silang motivation,” he said. From there, he just kept working and working. “Pinapakita ko lang po lagi sa training yung kaya ko kasi alam ko sa sarili ko na may ibubuga ako,” he said. The wait finally came to an end this year as, with the graduation of Bonifacio, Enriquez, and Gozum, Mapua needed new weapons to wield. The 6-foot-1 guard has been just that for them, averaging 17.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.5 steals in a team-high 29.4 minutes. And if not for the even more meteoric rise of Jose Rizal University High School’s John Amores, he may have very well been the league’s Most Improved Player. For now, though, all that matters for Arches is the championship – making sure the Red Robins get back at College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills and making sure that he and good pal Escamis go out on a high. Main man @EscamisClint still not at full strength for Mapua? Dagger Dan Arches gotchu. #NCAASeason94 pic.twitter.com/MkMAJc8rtk — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) Oktubre 29, 2018 Asked about that moment, he answered, “Nagpasalamat lang siya sa akin kasi (last Sunday), sa training, humingi siya ng favor na makapasok ulit ng Finals kasi gusto pa niya maglaro.” And while it’s yet to be determined if Escamis will now be at full strength come Game 1 of the championship round on Tuesday, Mapua need not worry. After all, they still have “Dagger” Dan Arches. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogog......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

A full house Boracay

BUSINESSES WAIT FOR SPIKE Three days into the reopening of Boracay after a six-month closure, hotels and other lodging establishments in the island resort enjoyed a nearly 100 percent occupancy level. But in stark contrast were the dismal sales reported by many restaurant staff while many of their competitors remained closed, like the popular pizza […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated 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

Boracay rehab a lesson of political will - Palace | ABS-CBN News

Boracay rehab a lesson of political will - Palace | ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated 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 tight security temporary

The 400 cops in full battle gear securing Boracay island Friday will be temporary, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP) PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said the heightened security was to secure officials and personalities who are expected to visit the famous beach on its reopening day. The tourist police will remain after […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Binay wants study on carrying capacity of other tourist destinations after Boracay rehab

Senator Nancy Binay pushed Friday for the conduct of a study to determine the carrying capacity of other tourist destinations in the country following the opening of resort island Boracay after a six-month rehabilitation. Source link link: Binay wants study on carrying capacity of other tourist destinations after Boracay rehab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Major rehab on Agus-Pulangui hydroelectric plants to start next year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Oct) -– A full-scale rehabilitation of the Agus-Pulangui Hydroelectric Power Complex will commence next year to increase the decades-old plants’ capacity factor by more than 80%, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) executive director Romeo Montenegro said on Wednesday. Montenegro also told “Wednesday’s Habi at Kape”  that government has ruled out the possibility […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Marawi rehab delay understandable – Kim

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Monday said the extent of the destruction of Marawi City hampers the progress of rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts for the war-torn city. Kim said that while the reconstruction and rehabilitation are ongoing, it is understandable that it will take a while longer than the people anticipated. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Kiteboarder Tio eyes Olympic gold in 2024

After bagging the Philippines’ first silver medal at the recent 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina, 17-year old kiteboarder Christian Tio is eyeing a gold medal finish at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. “Kiteboarding will be an Olympic sport in 2024 in Paris, that’s part of the plan,” said Tio, in the press conference on Monday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Tio was joined by Philippine Sports Commission Commissioners Arnold Agustin and Celia Kiram, YOG Chef de Mission and Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation President Jonne Go and Tio’s mother Liezl Mohn. “I got six more years to prepare and get better every day,” added the Filipino-Norwegian athlete.   Go intimated that she was really banking on Tio upon she learning that he qualified for the Youth Olympics.   "I looked over his credentials and had a gut-feel he will deliver,"she said. Agustin congratulated Tio “for giving us our first medal in the Youth Olympic Games, since we participated in 2010” and assured him of PSC’s full support in his campaign going to 2024. Tio shared the silver medal in the men’s kiteboarding twin tip racing with Toni Vodisek of Slovenia while Deury Corniel of Dominican Republic won the gold. “With all the postponements happening for the finals race due to the inclement weather, I was already expecting for a fourth-place finish or just the bronze. But, I just went all in and made it through,” said the Boracay-native Tio. “I am very proud of Christian for what he’s achieved,” said his mother Liezl, who is also a kiteboarder and who introduced Christian to the sport at the age of seven. Meanwhile, Kiram shared that by virtue of Republic Act 10699, Tio is set to receive two million five hundred thousand pesos (P2,500,000.00) in cash incentives, with his coach receiving the equivalent of fifty percent of Tio's incentive. Incentives of Tio and 2018 Asian Paragames medalists will be awarded at the Malacañang Palace next month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He’s getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington’s staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. Those hires are signs of progress. Few seemed to notice, which also is not all bad. Women are a becoming a bigger part of the league now than ever before. The hires of Toliver and Melvin were not overlooked; it just no longer seems like such an unusual thing to bring a woman into the fray of an NBA club, probably because the likes of San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon, former Sacramento assistant Nancy Lieberman, Dallas assistant Jenny Boucek, Clippers G League assistant Natalie Nakase and Memphis analyst Nicki Gross took care of the first wave of trailblazing. “I think it’s great and I think it’s great for the NBA,” said Charlotte’s James Borrego, the league’s first Hispanic full-time coach. “It speaks to our league, the diversity, the openness, the inclusion and I’m proud to be part of that, part of a league that’s open to that. I’ve been around Becky Hammon for a number of years now. These are bright women that belong in our league.” Certainly, there’s much more progress to be made, including in business offices around the league — as well as on the sidelines. There’s never been a female NBA head coach, though Hammon — a longtime part of the staff in San Antonio, where Borrego was before taking the Charlotte job — seems on the cusp of breaking that glass ceiling. Only three women have been hired as full-time NBA referees, though Natalie Sago and Ashley Moyer-Gleich will get games this season and are already highly respected by many peers. Borrego expects the numbers of women in the league to increase. “They’re here to stay,” Borrego said. “That’s not going anywhere. It’s only going to trend in that direction.” SCORING UP If you think there’s been a lot more scoring than usual in the NBA this season, you’re right. Granted, six days of basketball is a small —and statistically insignificant— sample size in a six-month season. But teams averaged 106.3 points per game last season, and they’re off to an average of 113.3 points so far this season. Should that average somehow hold up over the course of a full season, it would be the league’s highest since teams averaged 116.7 points in 1969-70. “This is a new age of basketball and this is where we are,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “The days of games in the 80s are probably done. Everything’s spread out. It’s freedom of movement. There’s four attackers and often times five three-point shooters and there are missiles flying everywhere.” For perspective: There were eight instances in October 2017 of teams scoring 130 or more points. So far in October 2018, there’s been nine — with 10 days of play left this month. But big numbers hasn’t meant every game is a rout. There’s already been 12 games this season decided by three points or less. G LEAGUE CHANGES Over the next few weeks, more details will likely come out about the G League’s plan to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects who aren’t yet eligible for the NBA draft. Much of the details remain unclear: who will get them, how they’ll get them, how many deals will be offered. Another murky part of all this is how the players will be assigned to teams. What would make the most sense is for the G League to go back into the NBA’s past for an answer there. The last territorial pick in the NBA was in 1965, but that’s the road the G League needs to go down now. For a league that’s still looking to grow, imagine the possibilities of putting a potential star with plenty of potential near his hometown. It’ll generate interest, which the G League surely could use. GAMES OF THE DAY If you’re going to watch only one game per day this week, we recommend: — Wizards at Trail Blazers, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): John Wall and Bradley Beal in one backcourt, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in the other. — Clippers at Pelicans, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): Anthony Davis averaged 29.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks against the Clippers last season. — Knicks at Heat, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): New York’s David Fizdale coached on the Miami side of the rivalry for years as a Heat assistant. — Celtics at Thunder, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): Oklahoma City took leads into the fourth quarter against Boston twice last season, and went 0-2. — Bucks at Timberwolves, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Milwaukee was one of the teams rumored to be in the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes in recent weeks. — Lakers at Spurs, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): LeBron James’ teams are 5-1 when he scores at least 30 at San Antonio, and 1-14 when he doesn’t. — Warriors at Nets, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): Stephen Curry put on a dynamic show in Brooklyn last season — 39 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists. MILESTONE WATCH Spurs coach Gregg Popovich enters this week two wins shy of 1,200 for his regular-season career. He’ll be the fifth NBA coach to reach that milestone. ___ AP Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon in Dallas contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

HOAX: Bam Aquino’s ‘quote’ on Boracay rehabilitation

Claim: A quote about Boracay after its rehabilitation was attributed to Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV. The full quote reads: Ngayon dahil napaganda na natin ang boracay, sana matuto na tayo, alagaan natin ang kalikasan, wag abusuhin dahil para din yan sa atin at sa susunod ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018