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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

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

DTI jumpstarts programs to assist Boracay residents

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has implemented programs to help residents and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on Boracay island in Aklan province after its closure to tourists on April 26. In a statement on Tuesday, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said his department “had taken measures and interventions to assess and address” [...] The post DTI jumpstarts programs to assist Boracay residents appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Boracay Water completes sewerage system connecting 2 treatment plants

MANILA, Philippines – Boracay Island Water Company Inc completed the sewerage diversion system connecting Balabag sewage treatment plant to Manoc-Manoc, allowing more establishments and households to connect to the company's sewer network. In a statement released on Thursday, May 10, Boracay Water said some of the used water in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

2 weeks after island s closure, Duterte forms Boracay task force

MANILA, Philippines – Two weeks after closing Boracay to tourists, President Rodrigo Duterte created the Boracay Inter-agency Task Force to formulate an "action plan" and help rehabilitate the island.  Duterte ordered the creation of the task force through Executive Order (EO) 53, which was signed on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Budget dep t releases P448M for Boracay workers

  MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Friday, April 27, said they have released P448 million to the labor department to fund assistance for over 17,000 formal sector workers affected by the closure of Boracay Island. The money will be used for "emergency employment, livelihood, and training programs for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018