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Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJun 14th, 2018

Duterte wants Boracay residents to get land so they can sell it to big firms -

Duterte wants Boracay residents to get land so they can sell it to big firms -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 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

Duterte eyes committee to identify rightful owners of Boracay lands

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said a committee may need to be formed to determine who owns parcels of land in Boracay, currently closed to tourists  for rehabilitation. "Now the problem is how to determine who owns what. That's the problem now so there has to be a committee to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Duterte asks Boracay residents to allow reforms

ILOILO CITY, June 21 (PIA6) -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte is asking residents of Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan to allow the government to introduce reforms as part of the ongoing rehabilitatio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Boracay land reform beneficiaries face raps if titles sold

This early, the Department of Agrarian Reform has warned future beneficiaries of the land reform program in Boracay of criminal liability if they sell the lands that will be awarded to them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

DU30 Boracay land reform plan clarified

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte did not encourage potential beneficiaries of his land reform plan for holiday destination Boracay to sell the lots for profit, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque clarified yesterday. Roque made the clarification after National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) took exception to Duterte’s recent pronouncement that Boracay’s land….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Duterte: Boracay natives can make money by selling lots after land reform

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday justified his decision to declare the entire island of Boracay a land reform area, saying beneficiaries can sell the land for profit, presumably when they can legally do so after 10 years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Duterte: Don’t pester me, I’m just cleaning up Boracay

CEBU CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured residents of Boracay that the resort island would be returned to them after its six-month cleanup. In a Labor Day speech in Cebu City, the President reiterated the need to clean up Boracay, which is plagued by environmental pollution caused by sewage mismanagement. The President also reiterated that the entire island was technically classified as agricultural and forest land, and questioned how multibillion-peso businesses had been established there. "[D]on't pester me, because I am just cleaning it. But after that, I will return it to you. No one wants to take the island from you," the President said, addressing the...Keep on reading: Duterte: Don’t pester me, I’m just cleaning up Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Uutang muna : For a hair braider, life goes on after Boracay closure

AKLAN, Philippines – Prior to the closure of Boracay, a hair braider like her earned more than P1,000 ($19) a day. Now, she has to sell ice candy to earn a living. Michelle, 37, used to braid hair along the white sand beach of Boracay in Malay town, Aklan. Life was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Tight security at ports as exodus out of Boracay begins

  BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- Security tightened at jetty ports going in and out of this resort island destination on the first day of the six-month closure as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.   No tourists were allowed to enter Caticlan port, the main gateway to Boracay, and only residents and workers with proper documentation were accepted.   The port was almost empty.   Police increased visibility in the transport hubs in Malay town as the exodus of tourists, residents and workers out of the island begins.   Workers and residents were required to show valid identification to prove that they indeed work in Boracay. A large number s...Keep on reading: Tight security at ports as exodus out of Boracay begins.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Workers question constitutionality of Boracay closure, ask SC to issue TRO

Workers and residents of Boracay, through the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), on Wednesday, April 25, filed a complaint before the Supreme Court (SC) which questioned the constitutionality of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s six month closure of the island and asked the high court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) to halt it, […] The post Workers question constitutionality of Boracay closure, ask SC to issue TRO appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Boracay closed by midnight of April 26

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN--Local officials will close Boracay to tourists starting midnight on Thursday "with or without" an executive order issued by President Duterte. In a press conference following a security simulation exercise along the long beach, Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling and Caticlan port administrator Nieven Maquirang said they would implement "the President's order." Only residents and workers with identification cards and terminal passes will be allowed to purchase boat tickets and go to the island from the Caticlan jetty port. Local government officials and government agencies have been awaiting the issuance of an executive order and a declaration of a state of c...Keep on reading: Boracay closed by midnight of April 26.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Less than a week to go: Boracay braces for 6-month closure

MANILA, Philippines – It's crunch time in Boracay as officials and residents of the world-famous island prepare for its 6-month closure starting Thursday, April 26, upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte.  A dry run is scheduled on Monday, April 23, to rehearse the entry and exit ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Duterte sells Chico River to China

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) called P3.135-billion (US $62.09 million) loan agreement for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (PIP) that President Rodrigo Duterte secured from the Chinese government last April 10 during his recent visit to China “the latest sell out” of the country’s resources and ancestral lands to foreign investors......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Palace: Boracay closure to push through, no casino construction

        Malacaang has dismissed the move of two lawmakers to investigate the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to close Boracay island for six months.   Senator Antonio Trillanes IV filed a resolution asking the Senate committee on tourism, headed bySenatorNancy Binay,to probe the island's closure.   READ: Trillanes to Boracay residents: Seek TRO at SC vs island closure /   Trillanes alleged that Boracaywould be shut down for six monthsto allow andfast-trackthe construction of a casino on the island.   READ: Trillanes seeks probe to uncover plan behind Boracay closure   Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. C...Keep on reading: Palace: Boracay closure to push through, no casino construction.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

There are no farms for land reform in Boracay

Published: 5:27 p.m., April 9, 2018 | Updated: 11:47 p.m., April 10, 2018 ILOILO CITY --- Several Boracay residents could not believe President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement that he would place the island under land reform. "There are no farms here. I plant vegetables on our rooftop," one resident told the Inquirer in reaction to the President's statement. The President, who has ordered the closure of the 1,032-hectare island for six months starting April 26, said on Monday that the island would be a "land reform area" because it was agricultural and forest land subject to distribution. Presidential Proclamation No. 1064, issued on May 22, 2006, by then President Gloria ...Keep on reading: There are no farms for land reform in Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

MBTF will ensure Boracay safe all the time

THE Metro Boracay Task Force (MBTF) will ensure that Boracay Island will be safe when it is officially closed to tourists and other non-residents this coming April 26 to give way to its 6-month rehabilitation as ordered by President Duterte, the Journal Group learned yesterday. Police Regional Office 3 director,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Closure order dismays islanders, businesses

  Boracay residents and business operators have expressed sadness and frustration over President Duterte's order to close down the resort island for six months, starting April 26, after weeks of appeal against it.   "(The closure) is too long and they should have opted for alternatives instead that will not burden those who are compliant with the laws and regulations," one business operator said.   One resident claimed that the islanders were demoralized. "They do not know what to do because they have mouths to feed, children who are still in school and family members who require medical attention."   Netizens' rant   Many ranted on...Keep on reading: Closure order dismays islanders, businesses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Boracay: the good, bad and ugly sides to Philippine island for tourists

By Tim Pile/ The good Boracay residents must feel like they’ve won the lottery. In 2017, the Philippines’ alpha resort generated revenue in excess of US$1.08 billion, a figure predicted to spike even higher in 2018, assuming President Rodrigo Duterte allows the island to stay open (see The Bad). Last Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018


Displaced Marawi City residents at the covered court of Saguiaran town in Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, October 18 sell various goods to earn cash and buy their children's milk and diapers. (Lorie Ann A. Cascaro/»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017