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Gatchalian: Interview | Boracay closure | Senate of the Philippines

April 5, 2018. (start of recording) Q: Ano po ang masasabi niyo tungkol sa total closure ng Boracay starting April 26 kung saan 36,000 jobs ang at risk at 56 billion ang mawawala? SEN WIN: Ang importante ngayon for DOLE to come out with a strategy na mabigyan ng temporary work ang 36,000 na employees,…… link: Gatchalian: Interview | Boracay closure | Senate of the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerApr 6th, 2018

Viral posts on mountain flattened in Boracay false – DENR

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) disputed reports that a mountain in Boracay is being flattened during the island's 6-month closure. In an interview with Rappler on Wednesday, May 16, DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones said that leveling activities in the area started even prior to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Philippines eyes limiting Boracay tourists after 6-month closure

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government said on Wednesday, April 11, that it is considering to limit the number of Boracay tourists once the world-famous beach reopens after 6 months.   "Yes," said Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in an interview on ANC's Headstart, when asked by anchor ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Trillanes to seek Senate probe into Boracay closure

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is set to file a resolution calling for a Senate investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to close Boracay Island. Trillanes said  in a press conference on Tuesday, April 10, that he would file the resolution on Wednesday, and refer it to the Senate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Senators against 60-day closure of Boracay

Senators will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to not implement the total closure of Boracay island, Senator Cynthia Villar said Sunday.   Instead, non-compliant establishments should be the only ones be closed and not those operating properly.   "Ang amin pong napagkasunduan ng mga senador ay irequest kay Presidente na huwag naman mag total closure. I-close na lang yung mga non-complaint at yung mga compliant ay pabayaan magpatuloy," Villar, head of the Senate environment committee, said in an interview with dzBb.   This, according to Villar, would encourage the non-compliant businesses to fully comply to environmental laws at the renowned tourist desti...Keep on reading: Senators against 60-day closure of Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Win calls for innovation in rural electrification efforts

August 15, 2018. Senator Win Gatchalian wants to infuse new technology into the efforts to achieve 100-percent electrification in rural areas of the Philippines, especially in isolated islands and other remote areas. Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Energy, said the goal of his committee is to… Source link link: Win calls for innovation in rural electrification efforts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News12 hr. 55 min. ago

GDP, West Philippine Sea, Ginebra | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says if the economy must suffer because of President Rodrigo Duterte's environmental protection policies such as the Boracay closure then so be it. The Palace also says the framework for joint development of resources in the West Philippine Sea between the Philippines and China may be finalized ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Boracay closure, mining regulations depress Philippines economic growth

Boracay closure, mining regulations depress Philippines economic growth.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

PBA: Arwind happy to help Balkman complete his redemption

The first time Arwind Santos and Renaldo Balkman were teammates in the PBA, things did not end particularly well. The choking incident between the two was five years ago though, and now, in their second stint as PBA teammates, there's nothing but love between the two. As the San Miguel Beermen prepare to defend their Commissioner's Cup title against Brgy. Ginebra, Arwind says that a championship will be the best closure for his relationship with Balkman that started in 2013. Both players have buried the hatchet and it's time for them to grow together. And by grow together, that means winning a ring. "Muling ibalik di ba?" Santos said Tuesday during the official press conference for the upcoming best-of-7 series against the Gin Kings. "At least nandito na siya ngayon, naging okay na kami. Sana lahat maging okay, sabi ko na dati sa mga interview, everyone deserves a second chance," Arwind added. Nothing but love from Arwind Santos to Renaldo Balkman #PBA2018 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/AYz0jqE7Ki — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) July 24, 2018 It's very evident that Balkman has been a changed man. The repair of his image in the Philippines started a couple of months back when he partnered with current Ginebra import Justin Brownlee to win the ABL championship with San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas. Now, his redemption would be complete if he can win a title with the actual flagship San Miguel team. Santos, and the rest of the Beermen, are more than happy to help. "Siya rin naman nagsisi na siya, ang laki ng pinagkaiba niya. Dati bihira tumawa yan, ngayon tumatawa na, nakikipag-usap na," Santos said. "Tingin ko dapat suportahan namin siya sa gusto niya. Kung tutuusin NBA caliber siya eh, pero ginusto niya bumalik sa Pilipinas para ayusin yun nagawang medyo gusot lang ng konti," Arwind added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

‘BORACAY REHAB IS JUST THE START’: Duterte cites island’s closure in SONA

THE closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island in Aklan province is just the start of restoring the Philippines’ other tourist spots, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his State of the Nation Address on Monday. “We intend to restore its environmental integrity, alongside measures to alleviate those whose livelihood were momentarily affected. Environmental protection and ensuring […] The post ‘BORACAY REHAB IS JUST THE START’: Duterte cites island’s closure in SONA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

President Duterte’s ultimate vision for the Philippines

When President Duterte ordered the Boracay closure, many were skeptical......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

DOT-6 all set for Boracay reopening

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) asserts its readiness for the reopening of Boracay Island later this year. This is DOT’s position to Senate Resolution No. 705 introduced by Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes which sought to investigate the closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island and the effects on stakeholders. The DOT said a series of […] The post DOT-6 all set for Boracay reopening appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Binay wants Boracay visitor capacity discussed before its reopening

Sen. Nancy Binay said on Monday that the visitor capacity of Boracay Island should first be discussed before the time of its opening could be tackled. "Kung hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin natin alam kung ilan ang kaya ng isla, paano natin mapag-uusapan kung kailan bubuksan ang Boracay?" Binay said in an ambush interview after a Senate hearing on the government's plans for the island, [If up to now we don't know the capacity of the island, how can we even talk of the time we will open Boracay?] She said she was hoping for the island to reopen on Oct. 26. But she would first like to know its capacity. "Hopefully, by August, the study on its carrying capacity will have been fi...Keep on reading: Binay wants Boracay visitor capacity discussed before its reopening.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

IN NUMBERS: Foreign visitors up by 10% despite Boracay closure

MANILA, Philippines – Tourist arrivals in the Philippines continued to climb even  with the temporary closure of famed destination Boracay Island, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. Speaking to hotel owners and marketers on Thursday, July 5, DOT Spokesperson Bong Bengzon said that the country saw a 10.24% year-on-year increase in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Barangay health stations project good but fate hinges on COA – Duque

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the multi-billion-peso Barangay Health Stations (BHS) project is "good" but its continued implementation hinges on the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) fraud audit. Duque made the statement in an interview with Rappler on the sidelines of the  Senate hearing on the Department ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2

The P17.9-million expansion and rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) terminal building will begin this Monday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). “The traffic and passenger movement cutback due to the ongoing Boracay Island closure from April until October this year will significantly allow several projects to be put into… link: P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Aklan governor questions hasty complaints vs officials over Boracay mess

AKLAN, Philippines – Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores on Thursday, June 28, questioned what he called the hasty filing of  complaints  against local officials over Boracay's enviromental problems. “Ang complaint ay minadali (The complaint was done in haste)," Miraflores said in a radio interview Thursday night, referring to the decision of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Administrative, criminal complaints filed vs 17 Aklan officials over Boracay neglect

MANILA, Philippines – Two months after the closure of tourist hotspot Boracay , the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) filed a complaint against 17 Aklan local government officials for alleged neglect of the island. An investigation team led by Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing and DILG lawyers  prepared the administrative and criminal complaints against the officials ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

DSWD clarifies ‘expired’ food packs for Boracay closure recipients

AKLAN, Philippines – Social Welfare and Development regional director Rebecca Geamala clarified Monday, June 18, that the agency does not distribute expired relief goods for Boracay residents affected by the temporary closure. The controversy on 'expired' canned goods went viral after netizen Marissa Jason-Gabriel posted on Saturday, June 16,  a video ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Sotto says Inquirer will remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senate President Vicente Sotto III said online news site Inquirer.net will take down articles insinuating that he whitewashed the rape case of the late actress Pepsi Paloma in 1982. Sotto said this in a chance interview with reporters on Monday, June 18. "They will [take it down]... ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

DSWD releases P27M in aid for Boracay residents, workers

AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to release government assistance for thousands of residents and workers affected by Boracay's temporary closure . The DSWD operations center in Boracay released P27,087,490 in transportation, medical, education, and burial assistance for 11,262 recipients under the Aid for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018