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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

Displaced workers seek transportation aid as Boracay begins closure

Several displaced workers on Thursday morning waited in line to get transportation assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Boracay as the government implements the island closure......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 47 min. ago

Duterte declares state of calamity in Boracay

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the proclamation declaring a state of calamity in Boracay on the day of its closure......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 47 min. ago

Promote other PH tourist destinations after Boracay closure, says Angara

                The government should aggressively promote other Philippine tourist destinations, especially in poorer areas, as the six-month closure of Boracay island begins, Senator Sonny Angara urged on Thursday.   "Habang sumasailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang Boracay, napakarami pang ibang magaganda at world-class destination sa bansa na dapat nating ipagmalaki. This is an opportune time to help bring our other tourist spots to international recognition, which would continue to entice tourists to visit the Philippines," Angara said in a statement.   The senator has cited Sorsogon, Leyte, Negros Or...Keep on reading: Promote other PH tourist destinations after Boracay closure, says Angara.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 12 min. ago

Tight security at ports as exodus out of Boracay begins

  BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- Security tightened at jetty ports going in and out of this resort island destination on the first day of the six-month closure as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.   No tourists were allowed to enter Caticlan port, the main gateway to Boracay, and only residents and workers with proper documentation were accepted.   The port was almost empty.   Police increased visibility in the transport hubs in Malay town as the exodus of tourists, residents and workers out of the island begins.   Workers and residents were required to show valid identification to prove that they indeed work in Boracay. A large number s...Keep on reading: Tight security at ports as exodus out of Boracay begins.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 12 min. ago

Boracay now closed

AKLAN, Philippines – Even without a publicized written order from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines on Thursday, April 26, officially closed the world-famous island of Boracay for a 6-month rehabilitation period. The President "verbally" ordered the island's closure, saying Boracay has become a "cesspool." (READ:  INSIDE STORY: How Duterte decided on Boracay closure ) Without presenting a master plan for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News9 hr. 47 min. ago

SC asked to stop Boracay shutdown

On the eve of the six-month closure of Boracay Island, the Supreme Court was asked yesterday to halt the government-mandated shutdown aimed at cleaning up the world-renowned tourist destination......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 59 min. ago

PNP, other agencies hold another capability demo in Boracay amid flak

Despite receiving flak for its widely publicized simulation exercises (SIMEX) in Boracay Island, the PNP and other agencies went on with their capability demonstration activities on April 25, 2018, a day before the closure of the island resort. Before the demonstration began, Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western Visayas police chief, said that the exercises […] The post PNP, other agencies hold another capability demo in Boracay amid flak appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News18 hr. 59 min. ago

Closure is a go, with or without Duterte’s executive order

THE closure of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan will push through today, April 26, 2018, with or without an executive order signed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. In a press conference after the final security simulation on Tuesday, Malay town Mayor Ciceron Cawaling said the closure of the island to give way to its rehabilitation is […] The post Closure is a go, with or without Duterte’s executive order appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News18 hr. 59 min. ago

SHUTDOWN BEGINS: We’ll be back, tourists vow

MIXED feelings and emotions engulfed Boracay Island a day before its closure today, April 26, 2018. On Wednesday, tourists started streaming out of the island in droves while workers who were retained by their employers during the 6-month shutdown have packed up their belongings. Eun Ae, a Korean national, said she was happy to experience […] The post SHUTDOWN BEGINS: We’ll be back, tourists vow appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News18 hr. 59 min. ago

Boracay workers file petition for Supreme Court to halt island s closure

Boracay workers file petition for Supreme Court to halt island s closure.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated News19 hr. 59 min. ago

DTI readies interventions to lessen impact of Boracay Island closure

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will assist affected workers and displaced micro, small and medium entrepreneurs to lessen the impact of the the six-month closure order of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. DTI Regional Operations Group Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya said that the agency has identified initiatives to cushion the impact to workers and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated News20 hr. 12 min. ago

ASEAN problem: Need for consensus

The temporary closure of Boracay attracted more coverage from the global media than the 2018 ASEAN summit meeting in Singapore which is scheduled to start today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News21 hr. 13 min. ago

Task force scraps restrictions on media coverage of Boracay during closure

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- The interagency task force tasked with the rehabilitating Boracay has scrapped restrictions on media coverage of the six-month closure of the Island. In a press conference at the Discovery Shores Boracay here on Wednesday, Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre said journalists accredited by the agency would have unrestricted access to the island. "Media is free to roam because we trust that media is a responsible sector of society and we trust that they will conduct themselves professionally... We will allow you to cover every thing that is happening here. No restrictions," Alegre said. The Department of Tourism had earlier announced that jou...Keep on reading: Task force scraps restrictions on media coverage of Boracay during closure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 33 min. ago

Malacañang on Fox, Petition against Boracay closure, Ressa on cyber libel complaint | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang backs the Bureau of Immigration order for Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in ‘partisan political activities.  Two workers of Boracay and a tourist file a petition challenging the six-month closure of the world-famous island.  Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa submits a counter-affidavit to the Justice ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

WATCH: Military helicopter spotted over Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – A military chopper is seen flying over the algae-tinged shores of Boracay Island on Wednesday, April 25. On the eve of the famous island resort's closure to the public, officials said that security in the island is guaranteed as military and police will exercise "maximum security".   Even before the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

WATCH: 50% off for some Boracay businesses on eve of closure

AKLAN, Philippines – A day before the top tourist destination Boracay Island was closed off from tourists, businesses gave discounted prices for goods and services. Some restaurants offered as low as 50% off on their menu, just so they could use up their remaining supplies. Others put up a "closing sale" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

WATCH: The last few minutes before Boracay is closed

AKLAN, Philippines – The world-famous island of Boracay is set to be closed to tourists by Thursday, April 26, after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rehabilitation of what he called a "cesspool." Rappler is in Boracay to cover the closure of this tourist destination. Watch our Facebook ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

Despite no public written order, Boracay is now closed

AKLAN, Philippines – Even without a publicized written order from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines on Thursday, April 26, officially closed the world-famous island of Boracay for a 6-month rehabilitation period. The President "verbally" ordered the island's closure, saying Boracay has become a "cesspool." (READ:  INSIDE STORY: How Duterte decided on Boracay closure ) Without presenting a master plan for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

Palace: Petition vs closure of state-owned Boracay has no merit

Roque, in a statement, said that while President Rodrigo Duterte respects the SC, the Palace sees “absolutely no absolutely no merit for any private party to restraint the closure of Boracay to tourists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

No crowds

BORACAY, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations and has been facing serious environmental degradation, is uncrowded on April 25, 2018, a day before a national government-imposed six-month closure takes effect for rehabilitation work. Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling said Boracay will be closed to tourists starting April 26, with or without an executive order […] The post No crowds appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018