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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

Duterte to Palawan hotels, resorts: Follow rules to avoid another Boracay

MANILA, Philippines – To avoid another Boracay, or the temporary closure of a tourist destination because of environmental problems, President Rodrigo Duterte urged hotels and other establishments in Palawan to just "follow the rules." Speaking at the Subaraw Festival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, late Saturday, November 10, Duterte said he ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Boracay closure affected Christian Tio s Youth Olympics training

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines nearly lost its lone 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) silver medal with the closure of  Boracay as native kiteboarder Christian Tio  was not allowed to train in the island.  "I wasn’t allowed to train there so when I was in Boracay, I had nothing to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

IN CHARTS: Boracay is bursting at the seams

MANILA, Philippines – In many ways, the famed Boracay Island has exceeded its capacity, which led to its temporary closure . Officials have repeatedly said in the past that these excesses have included population, infrastructure, and waste which contributed to environmental degradation. Because of this, President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

What to expect when Boracay reopens on October 26

MANILA, Philippines – World-famous Boracay Island will be open to tourists once again on October 26, after being closed for 6 months due to rehabilitation work. President Rodrigo Duterte verbally ordered the island's closure, saying Boracay has become a "cesspool." (READ:  INSIDE STORY: How Duterte decided on Boracay closure ) Before its formal opening, a dry run for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

DOLE eases guidelines on Boracay assistance

MANILA, August 15 --To simplify the process of assisting formal sector workers affected by the temporary closure of Boracay Island, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has issued revised guidelines on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Boracay Water ready for October opening

The Boracay unit of Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. is intensifying its operations in the island to ensure readiness in time for the reopening by October......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 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

Boracay no longer a cesspool – Cimatu

MANILA, Philippines– After just over two months of rehabilitation, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said Boracay is no longer a cesspool . Cimatu said the government is "on target" in decongesting the island and water quality has significantly improved. "Mas mababa na [ang bacteria level ng tubig].... Kasi noon medyo tumataas ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 4th, 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

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

Boracay Water plugs 36 illegal pipes

AS PART of the continuing rehabilitation efforts to ensure proper wastewater management in the island, Boracay Water, in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), plugged an additional 36 pipes illegally connected to the drainage system. Since the closure of the island on […] The post Boracay Water plugs 36 illegal pipes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Globe, Manila Water tie up for Boracay cleanup

Globe Telecom has partnered with Manila Water Foundation to launch a long-term conservation program in Boracay to address untreated sewage causing pollution in the waters of the island......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 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

Lawmakers question lack of overall plan for Boracay rehab

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN - Legislators questioned the lack of a comprehensive plan for the rehabilitation of Boracay Island as the closure of the island to tourists entered its second month. In a public hearing of the House committee on natural resources held at the Casa Pilar resort here on Friday, residents also questioned the lack of a comprehensive socio-economic program for those who lost their livelihood and could also lose their homes in the six-month rehabilitation. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said the other aspects of rehabilitation like road expansion and improvement of water quality were welcome, but a comprehensive plan was necessary especially in addressing the needs of...Keep on reading: Lawmakers question lack of overall plan for Boracay rehab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 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

Manila Water unit seeking to expand Boracay sewer network

BORACAY Island Water Co., Inc. has given its assurance to complete the rehabilitation of the island’s main sewer network within four months, as the company offered its plan of upgrading and expanding the facilities as “a faster and more feasible” option. The unit of publicly listed Manila Water Co., Inc. has allayed the fears of […] The post Manila Water unit seeking to expand Boracay sewer network appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 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

Mark Lapid, DOT execs from 3 administrations sued over Boracay Water contract

MANILA, Philippines – A graft complaint was filed against tourism officials of the administrations of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno Aquino III, and President Rodrigo Duterte over an alleged anomalous contract with Boracay Island Water Company (Boracay Water). Rod Padilla and Roberto Gelito, who identified themselves ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 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