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Duterte says Boracay residents want a no-casino policy in the island - INQUIRER.net

Duterte says Boracay residents want a no-casino policy in the island - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsNov 8th, 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

Ripple of disappointment over Boracay shutdown reaches S. Korean travelers

        Busan, South Korea---The dismay over the temporary closure of Boracay Island later this month has spread far beyond its idyllic shores.   In South Korea, which until recently was the top source of Boracay's foreign visitors, there was a wave of disappointment for fans such as Brian Son, who works at a hotel and casino resort in Busan City.   Son and his wife spent their honeymoon in Boracay three years ago, a visit he hopes to repeat.   "It was big news here," he told the Inquirer. "It's sad for us."   President Rodrigo Duterte, who once called the island a "cesspool," approved the closure of the reso...Keep on reading: Ripple of disappointment over Boracay shutdown reaches S. Korean travelers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Boracay reopens amid strict monitoring

THE tourist island of Boracay officially reopened on Friday after a six-month closure for its rehabilitation, with the Inter-Agency Task Force set to strictly enforce the no-casino policy and tourist entry limit......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

NO GAMBLING IN PARADISE: DOJ pushes ‘no casino’ EO for Boracay Island

BORACAY, Aklan – President Rodrigo Duterte is still firm on his stance that no casinos – existing or otherwise –would operate in this world-renowned tourist destination. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said they are now considering several ways to implement the President’s order against casino operation in Boracay. “But the DOJ has specifically recommended the issuance […] The post NO GAMBLING IN PARADISE: DOJ pushes ‘no casino’ EO for Boracay Island appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Rehabilitated, reopened party-island Boracay has new rules, let’s count them

The ‘no casino’ policy as well as stricter measures against partying in tourist hotspot Boracay Island has been lauded by those fond of the island following its reopening after a six-month rehabilitation period Among the new policies reportedly being enforced are a total ban on alcohol on the beaches and setting up of beds, tables and chairs […] The post Rehabilitated, reopened party-island Boracay has new rules, let’s count them appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

DOJ recommends issuance of EO for Boracay no casino policy

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the issuance of an executive order (EO) for the implementation of “no casino” policy in Boracay Island following its reopening on Friday. Source link link: DOJ recommends issuance of EO for Boracay 'no casino' policy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Pagcor OK with Boracay casino ban

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has no problem cancelling all licenses to operate casinos on Boracay Island, as requested by the Boracay Interagency Task Force and in accordance with the wishes of President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Pagcor OK with Boracay casino ban

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has no problem cancelling all licenses to operate casinos on Boracay Island, as requested by the Boracay Interagency Task Force and in accordance with the wishes of President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built on Boracay even after the rehabilitation period of the resort island, Malacaang said on Monday. This is contrary to Leisure and Resorts World Corporation's (LRWC) announcement on Friday, July 27, that the plan to build a 23-hectare casino-resort complex will push through despite the island's closure to tourists. "I don't think any private entity should test the political will of the President on the issue of casinos in Boracay," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a briefing. "The President has said no, and I would hope they would respect that as part of Executive power," he stressed. The Philip...Keep on reading: Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 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

Cops stop volunteers from giving food, other aid to Boracay residents

ILOILO CITY --- Authorities on Saturday barred a group of volunteers from distributing food and other assistance to residents of Boracay despite appeals for help from thousands of people who lost their livelihood because of the closure of the world-famous resort island to tourist traffic. Policemen at the Tabon port in Malay town in Aklan blocked 29 members of the group, including teachers, students and scientists from private organizations in Manila and Western Visayas, from sailing to Boracay. Repeated calls and text messages by the Inquirer to officials of the Metro Boracay Police Task Force for comment went unanswered. No clearance Supt. Ramir Gallardo, commander of t...Keep on reading: Cops stop volunteers from giving food, other aid to Boracay residents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 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

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

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

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 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

Duterte firm on Boracay closure, casino ban

His Cabinet recommended it, and President Duterte is going along with the closure of Boracay Island for six months despite concerns that this may be too long and can seriously affect livelihoods......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday visited the site of a proposed mega-casino by a Macau-based company on this island, but he was barred entry by the guards there. "Nakita ko lang naman for the sake of curiosity, just in case may matangap akong mga request later on. Wala pa naman. Merong matangap na they have plans of building. Wala pa naman akong natanggap," Cimatu told INQUIRER.net in an interview. Cimatu was here to oversee the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) projects and activities as part of the interagency task force to rehabilitate Boracay. Boracay's six-month clean up shutdown started on April 26. "I went ar...Keep on reading: ‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

WATCH: Some residents say yes to building casino in Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – As the government appeared clueless  about the planned Boracay casino, some residents support the idea as it will bring "development" in their area. Aika Rey files this report.   AIKA REY, REPORTING: Patuloy ang rehabilitasyon ng Boracay Island, ngunit may iba't ibang tanong pa rin tungkol sa pagtatayo ng casino rito. Rehabilitation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 28th, 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