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Manila Water optimistic despite Boracay closure

Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. is optimistic that the shutdown of Boracay Island will not make a dent on the company’s bottomline this year......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarApr 16th, 2018

MWC to take P60-M hit from Boracay closure

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor MANILA WATER Co., Inc. (MWC) expects to take a hit of around P60 million to P70 million when Boracay is closed to visitors for six months starting on April 26, but the Ayala-led firm is looking at opportunities in the island, including a waste-to-energy project. Ferdinand M. dela Cruz, MWC […] The post MWC to take P60-M hit from Boracay closure appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 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 ........»»

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Three steps from heaven: Boracay B.C. (before ‘cesspool’)

  The first time Louie Cruz set foot in Boracay, he found it so beautiful that he described the island paradise in Malay, Aklan province, as "three steps away from heaven, almost perfect."   Wading into the water, he recalled seeing colorful tropical fish circling him, "looking very friendly and curious."   This was the early 1970s, when Cruz --- the third of seven children of the late journalist and diplomat J.V. Cruz --- flew in from Germany, where the family was based, for a vacation in Manila.   Invited by the Elizaldes to a five-day stay in their Boracay property, he flew with the group in a private plane that landed on an improvised airs...Keep on reading: Three steps from heaven: Boracay B.C. (before ‘cesspool’).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 13 min. ago

Lockdown plan for Boracay laid out

The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to Boracay island to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its world-famous white-sand beach a “cesspool.” He has ordered visitors be kept [...] The post Lockdown plan for Boracay laid out appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Galaxy Entertainment no longer building casino in Boracay – DOT

MANILA, Philippines – A week before the closure of Boracay , the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that Galaxy Entertainment Group will no longer be building an integrated casino and resort in the famous island. "Galaxy has said they are now looking for another venue. That is very much welcome," said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

PNP deploys riot police among 600-strong force securing Boracay rehab

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its 6-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday, April 17. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Riot police to be deployed for Boracay closure, says official

THE Philippines will deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its world-famous white-sand beach a “cesspool”. He has ordered visitors be [...] The post Riot police to be deployed for Boracay closure, says official appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

DA to offer P90-M loans to Aklan agri, fish workers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to offer about P90 million as “proactive support” to farmers and fishermen in Aklan province ahead of the six-month closure of Boracay island. According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the amount would be in the form of loans coursed through programs for these workers, most of whom sell their produce [...] The post DA to offer P90-M loans to Aklan agri, fish workers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Boracay closure: More harm than help - The Manila Times

Boracay closure: More harm than help - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Manila Water to upgrade Boracay sewer system

Manila Water is upgrading its water and sewage system in the world-famous resort of Boracay to help address the sewage woes hounding the island. Manila Water, through Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC), has earmarked more than P4 billion for the water and sewerage system improvement projects. BIWC, a joint venture between the Ayala-owned Manila Water and the Philippine Tourism Authority, took over the Boracay Water and Sewerage Service in January 2010, with a 25-year concession. The Boracay Foundation Inc., one of the groups that lobbied for the entry of Manila Water to Boracay, said BIWC had significantly addressed the sewerage problems that had plagued the island. Lack of ...Keep on reading: Manila Water to upgrade Boracay sewer system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

DOT issues guidelines for media covering Boracay

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued guidelines for media who will enter Boracay during its 6-month  rehabilitation that will begin on April 26. (READ:  Duterte orders 6-month closure of Boracay ) During a press conference on Saturday, April 14, Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre explained the reason for the accreditation. "The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Fridays Boracay resort counts cost of 6-month closure

MANILA, Philippines – The owner and operator of 4-star Fridays Boracay Beach Resort expects to forego millions of pesos in revenues and lay off most of its staff due to the impending 6-month closure of top tourist draw Boracay. Because of the "impulsive" decision to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

LIST: New Boracay rules during 6-month closure

MANILA, Philippines – As Boracay closure is nearing, the government has yet to release implementing rules and regulations on paper, leaving the public to just hold on to statements from government officials. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III announced on Thursday, April 12, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Why Pagcor provisionally approved Chinese firm s Boracay casino

MANILA, Philippines – The operator of a soon-to-be $500-million, 23-hectare integrated resort and casino in Boracay recently bagged a provisional license from the Philippines' gaming regulator, raising concerns about its timing with the island's impending 6-month closure. Boracay Philippines Resort and Leisure Corporation (BPRLC) – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Part of calamity fund to be used for Boracay closure – DBM

MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Wednesday, April 11, that the government will tap part of the country's calamity fund to cushion the impact of closing Boracay to tourists for 6 months. The calamity fund for the year stands at P19.6 billion. Under its special provisions, P10 billion had ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 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

Diokno: Govt has enough funds for displaced Boracay workers

BUDGET Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday assured the public the government has enough standby funds to help workers to be affected by the six-month closure of Boracay. Speaking to reporters, Diokno said that apart from the P2 billion in calamity funds that President Rodrigo Duterte had announced, the government may also tap other funding sources [...] The post Diokno: Govt has enough funds for displaced Boracay workers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated 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

After Boracay rehab, another Miss Universe hosting stint?

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said they are open to the idea of hosting the Miss Universe pageant in 2019 once the rehabilitation of Boracay Island is complete. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of the island for 6 months , poiting out the many violations on environmental policies that made the island as "cesspool." ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

DOLE to Boracay businesses: Don t lay off workers

MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered business owners not to lay off any of their workers during the impending 6-month closure of Boracay starting April 26. "Temporary suspension of business operations should not and must not result in the termination or separation of any employee," Bello said in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018