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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: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

No closure, but rehab planned for El Nido

After a surprise inspection in El Nido town last week, the Boracay inter-agency task force concluded that the world-famous island of Palawan faces environmental problems similar to Boracay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

DOT starts looking into other tourist spots for rehab after Boracay

Following Boracay's six-month closure for rehabilitation, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has started looking into other major tourist destinations for possible rehabilitation, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Monday. Puyat said the government's work in Boracay will be repeated in other tourist destinations, and President Rodrigo Duterte has already given the order to look into major tourist spots that need urgent rehabilitation. "Hindi lamang Boracay iyong model for sustainable tourism namin, pilot lamang siya kaya inutusan na kami Presidente na tingnan lahat ng tourist destinations and make sure that all these tourist destinations are already following environmen...Keep on reading: DOT starts looking into other tourist spots for rehab after Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 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

Robredo says OVP team kept from Boracay during closure | News

Robredo said the team was supposed to meet with Boracay residents to find out how they could be helped with the suddenly limited opportunities due to the island's rehabilitation. "Nandito na kami thre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Stakeholders open to annual 1-month closure of Boracay

The proposed monthlong closure of Boracay every year is viable as far as industry stakeholders are concerned......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

A full house Boracay

BUSINESSES WAIT FOR SPIKE Three days into the reopening of Boracay after a six-month closure, hotels and other lodging establishments in the island resort enjoyed a nearly 100 percent occupancy level. But in stark contrast were the dismal sales reported by many restaurant staff while many of their competitors remained closed, like the popular pizza […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Was 6-month Boracay closure worth it? Stakeholders weigh in - Philippine Star

Was 6-month Boracay closure worth it? Stakeholders weigh in - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Was 6-month Boracay closure worth it? Stakeholders weigh in

Despite financial losses and other difficulties, most if not all of the stakeholders said the six-month closure of Boracay Island was worth it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Palace: Boracay a lesson in political will, a warning against neglect by officials

Everyone should learn lessons from the deterioration and subsequent closure of Boracay, Malacañang said, as it lauded agencies involved in the rehabilitation of the world-famous tourist destination......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

WATCH: Boracay closure hailed as example not only in Asia

AKLAN, Philippines – Top tourist hotspot Boracay finally opened its shores to the public, exactly 6 months after it was ordered closed for becoming a "cesspool." For officials, Boracay's reopening is just the start of stricter compliance with environmental laws. Its rehabilitation is even hailed as an example for the rest of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Boracay reopens amid strict monitoring

THE tourist island of Boracay officially reopened on Friday after a six-month closure for its rehabilitation, with the Inter-Agency Task Force set to strictly enforce the no-casino policy and tourist entry limit......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

WATCH: Back to zero? Businesses in debt as Boracay reopens

AKLAN, Philippines – On the eve of Boracay's much-awaited reopening, business owners are excited to see tourists once again. But challenges remain, as they assess when they will break even from the depth of debt they have incurred over the 6-month closure .  Aika Rey files this report. AIKA REY, REPORTING: Anim ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Boracay all set for reopening

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu made a last-minute inspection of the Boracay island before the influx of guests for its reopening today. Cimatu also visited the newly renovated Cagban Port which will formally welcome the first wave of tourists after its six-month closure. A maximum of 6,000 tourists are expected to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

‘Overhauled’ security system ready for Boracay reopening

AS RESORT island Boracay reopens on Oct. 26 after a six-month closure for rehabilitation and tourism policy reshaping, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is also ready to provide improved security measures......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Boracay front-liners ready for first wave of tourists on Oct. 26 –DOT

Thousands of front-line workers in Boracay are ready to welcome the first wave of tourists expected to visit the island on October 26 after a six-month closure, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Thursday. Source link link: Boracay front-liners ready for first wave of tourists on Oct. 26 –DOT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

BORACAY REOPENING: DOT trains 2,100 frontliners

BORACAY Island – The Department of Tourism (DOT) facilitated the training of some 2,100 tourism front line workers in anticipation of Boracay Island’s soft opening on October 26. “Since the island’s temporary closure, we have been providing free training for our frontliners or the ones who will work face to face with our tourists,” said […] The post BORACAY REOPENING: DOT trains 2,100 frontliners appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

‘Sustainable’ Boracay reopens

TOURISTS WELCOME ANEW Everyone, big and small, has sacrificed a lot during the six-month closure The Philippines reopens its crown jewel resort island Boracay to holidaymakers on Friday after a six-month clean-up aimed at repairing the damage inflicted by years of unrestrained mass tourism. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the island shuttered in April for a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 24th, 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

Boracay hotels, resorts back in business but…

IT IS BACK to business for some resorts and hotels in Boracay Island, which will end its six-month closure on Oct 26, 2018. The Compliant Association of Boracay (CAB), a group of tourism establishments in the island, said they have breached the 50 percent occupancy rate for 68 hotels accredited by the Department of Tourism. […] The post Boracay hotels, resorts back in business but… appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Boracay set for 10-day island dry run

After the six-month closure of the island, world-famous tourist destination Boracay is ready to open its doors to local tourists this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018