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

Sotto says Inquirer will remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senate President Vicente Sotto III said online news site 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]... ........»»

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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

State of calamity declaration sought for mainland Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – The municipal council of Malay, where Boracay Island is located, is asking for a more concrete basis to consider proposals to declare a state of calamity in the remaining barangays following the closure of the world-famous destination .   Last April 26, the start of the 6-month closure of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Aklan town officials seek extension of Boracay tricycle phaseout

AKLAN, Philippines – Malay town councilors will recommend an extension of the implementation of the phaseout of old tricycles in Boracay, following the appeal of  operators and drivers  affected  by the  temporary closure  of the island. Malay Councilor Floribar Bautista said the Malay municipal council will make the proposal after ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Filipino student wins EU-Asean biodiversity video competition

SIEM REAP -- A student from De La Salle University-Dasmarias was among the winners in an international video competition sponsored by the European Union. Ivana Sophia Idano, 18, won alongside Adeline Tiffanie Suwana, 21, from Indonesia; and Krittin Laohawarutchai, 21, from Thailand. Idano's video featured a tree-planting actvitiy in Mt. Ipus in Maragondon, Cavite. "If we cannot help bring back [the] Philippines' former glory, we should find ways to preserve it," Idano said, citing the temporary closure of Boracay Island as example. Emphasizing the role of youth and social media in protecting the environment, she said it is important for young people to use the platform th...Keep on reading: Filipino student wins EU-Asean biodiversity video competition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Fewer students enroll in Boracay schools amid closure

AKLAN, Philippines – Fewer students attended the first day of school in Boracay on Monday, June 4, because of the 6-month closure of the tourist hot spot.  In Balabag Elementary School, one of the 6 public schools on the island, only around 1,300 students enrolled this year, from 1,700 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Boracay cleanup not for the rich, says Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday, June 3, that the 6-month closure of Boracay is not meant to benefit the rich. Before he left for an official visit to  South Korea past midnight on Sunday, Duterte talked about the government's rehabilitation of Boracay while discussing environmental issues. "You know, I ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

DSWD distributes P19.8-M livelihood assistance to Boracay beneficiaries

AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed livelihood assistance worth P19.8-million to 1,323 recipients affected by the temporary closure of Boracay Island. As of Wednesday, May 30, DSWD acting secretary Virginia Nazzarea Orogo said livelihood assistance was released to 429 recipients in Balabag, 115 in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

P1.36-B budget needed to rehabilitate Boracay

MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the government will have to spend P1.36 billion to rehabilitate top tourist destination Boracay Island. This would cover the cost of providing a social safety net to people affected by Boracay's closure, cleaning up the island, and decongesting it, Diokno said in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Malay gov t considers wastewater treatment by German partners in Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – The local government of Malay in Aklan province is considering a "war" against wastewater in top tourist spot Boracay Island. A month into Boracay's  6-month closure , local officials are considering to implement a community-based approach to wastewater treatment in the island, working with German group Bremen Overseas Research ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Netizens hit Sotto s past blunders as he takes over Senate

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Monday, May 21, elected Vicente Sotto III as the new Senate president , and some Filipinos took to social media to air their dismay and outrage. The Senate veteran has been a frequent subject of online scrutiny. In an interview with Rappler, he even called himself ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

DOT sets cruise, drive tourism circuits to lure visitors to Western Visayas

AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office is optimistic it could recover the significant slump in tourist arrivals amid the impact of the temporary closure of the island resort of Boracay.  Western Visayas is feeling the brunt of the steep decline in tourist arrivals after President Rodrigo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Senate must make stand on Chinese activity in West Philippine Sea, Drilon says

The Senate should play a more active role in the Philippines' foreign policy, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said in a radio interview on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Promoting PHL a ‘tough sell’ after Boracay shutdown

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter EUROPEANS are thinking twice over including the Philippines as part of their travel destination list — this, after the closure of Boracay and the looming shutdown of other islands as the government intensifies its clean-up efforts in other tourist spots. Coming off from a trip to Europe a few weeks […] The post Promoting PHL a ‘tough sell’ after Boracay shutdown appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Duterte on Edgardo Angara: Tagapagtanggol sa bunganga ko

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, May 15, visited the wake of former Senate president Edgardo Angara, his special envoy to the European Union who, he said, was a "very humble and very quiet person" fit to be a diplomat.  In an interview ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

‘Boracay closure should have been done during off season’

BACOLOD City – Vice President Leni Robredo believes the closure of Boracay should have been done during offseason. In a short interview Wednesday afternoon, Robredo said the rehabilitation of Boracay is indeed necessary, however, the closure should not have been imposed in April. She pointed out the month of April is a “peak season” for […] The post ‘Boracay closure should have been done during off season’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018