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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

DOT-6 all set for Boracay reopening

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) asserts its readiness for the reopening of Boracay Island later this year. This is DOT’s position to Senate Resolution No. 705 introduced by Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes which sought to investigate the closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island and the effects on stakeholders. The DOT said a series of […] The post DOT-6 all set for Boracay reopening appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News17 hr. 35 min. ago

Binay wants Boracay visitor capacity discussed before its reopening

Published: 7:13 p.m., July 16, 2018 | Updated: 10:51 p.m., July 16, 2018 Sen. Nancy Binay on Monday pressed officials to determine the carrying capacity of Boracay before reopening the world-famous island to visitors. In a hearing on the island’s closure, Binay said the officials should set the guidelines on how many visitors could be… link: Binay wants Boracay visitor capacity discussed before its reopening.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Feature: Ati Community in Boracay Happy Despite Closure

It’s not all gloomy in the island of Boracay despite its temporary closure. In fact, the people living in the island are smiling and happy. These happy people, who are members of the Boracay Ati Tribal Organization (BATO), reside in a 2.1hectare ancestral domain located in the island. They have all the reason to be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

DOLE to simplify aid requisites for displaced Boracay workers

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it would simplify the requirements for the financial assistance intended to formal sector workers who were displaced by the closure of Boracay Island in Aklan. In a press conference in the island on July 8, 2018, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said displaced and suspended workers who […] The post DOLE to simplify aid requisites for displaced Boracay workers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

DSWD-6 extends over P100-M aid to Boracay residents, workers

A total of PHP100.7-million assistance has already been extended to residents and workers on this island, more than two months since its closure and ongoing rehabilitation. DSWD-6 extends over P100-M aid to Boracay residents, workers BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan – – A total of PHP100.7-million assistance has already been extended to residents and workers on this… link: DSWD-6 extends over P100-M aid to Boracay residents, workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

IN NUMBERS: Foreign visitors up by 10% despite Boracay closure - Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Foreign visitors up by 10% despite Boracay closure - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 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

Changing roles: How some residents are coping with Boracay closure

Janet Daguno and Elizabeth Cooper are fish vendors in Boracay who were forced to work following the closure of the island to tourists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

409 formal sector workers in Boracay receive aid

A TOTAL of 409 formal sector workers affected by the closure of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan received financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The recipients are among the first batch of workers who received the aid under the department’s Boracay Emergency Employment Program – Adjustment Measures Program (BEEP AMP) on […] The post 409 formal sector workers in Boracay receive aid appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Boracay no longer a cesspool, may reopen October 26

Just two months since its closure, top tourist destination Boracay Island is no longer a “cesspool” following intensified rehabilitation efforts to regain its status, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Aliens’ Boracay work permits suspended

The Department of Labor and Employment has suspended the issuance of work permits for foreigners in Boracay until the six-month closure to tourism ends......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated 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

SWS: 64% of Filipinos support Boracay closure

SWS: 64% of Filipinos support Boracay closure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

64% of Pinoys support Boracay closure – SWS

Three in five Filipino adults were in favor of the government’s move to close Boracay Island to tourists for a year for full rehabilitation, a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. Source link link: 64% of Pinoys support Boracay closure – SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2

The P17.9-million expansion and rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) terminal building will begin this Monday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). “The traffic and passenger movement cutback due to the ongoing Boracay Island closure from April until October this year will significantly allow several projects to be put into… link: P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

64% of Pinoys support Boracay closure – SWS

Three in five Filipino adults were in favor of the government’s move to close Boracay Island to tourists for a year for full rehabilitation, a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Most Filipinos okay Boracay closure - Inquirer.net

Most Filipinos okay Boracay closure - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

SWS: 64% support closure of Boracay for one year

A MAJORITY of 64% of Filipino adults agreed, and 20% disagreed, with the government’s recommendation to close the entire island of Boracay to tourists for one year for full rehabilitation, according to a noncommissioned poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS)......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

SWS: 64% Filipinos in favor of year-long Boracay closure

A majority, 64 percent, of Filipinos said they are in favor of the government’s recommendation to close the entire island of Boracay to tourists for a year for rehabilitation, according to a Social Weather Survey poll released Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

DOLE: Low turnout of Boracay displaced workers applying for cash aid

          Despite its temporary closure, only a few of Boracay’s thousands of displaced workers have availed of cash assistance from the government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Friday.   DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III blamed the low turnout on the lack of information circulated among the resort… link: DOLE: Low turnout of Boracay displaced workers applying for cash aid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018