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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

INQUIRER.net apologizes to Sen. Cynthia Villar

INQUIRER.net on Monday (Aug. 20, 2018) posted a story quoting Sen. Cynthia Villar as saying there will be no extension on the closure of Boracay Island. Thus, the reopening of the resort island, the senator said, would be held on Oct. 26 as earlier scheduled. The story then went on to say that the resort island is located in Palawan. Realizing the mistake, INQUIRER.net corrected the story and immediately reposted the new one. But some netizens had apparently read the first story, screengrabbed it and shared it on social media, thus making it appear that Sen. Villar really was the one who made the mistake. The truth is Sen. Villar never mentioned anything about Boracay's locati...Keep on reading: INQUIRER.net apologizes to Sen. Cynthia Villar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Palace to Supreme Court: Junk petition vs Boracay closure

The Supreme Court should junk a petition questioning the closure of Boracay for six months, according to Malacañang......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 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

DSWD releases family food packs in Boracay

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6 has started releasing 17,000 family food packs for Boracay closure-affected families. “This is the first time that we are releasing goods in boxes here in the region. Most of the rice is in vacuum sealed packs,” said DSWD Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala. The […] The post DSWD releases family food packs in Boracay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

GDP, West Philippine Sea, Ginebra | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says if the economy must suffer because of President Rodrigo Duterte's environmental protection policies such as the Boracay closure then so be it. The Palace also says the framework for joint development of resources in the West Philippine Sea between the Philippines and China may be finalized ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Boracay closure, mining regulations depress Philippines economic growth

Boracay closure, mining regulations depress Philippines economic growth.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

17,000 DSWD Food Packs to Be Flown Free by Cebu Pacific to Boracay

In support to the ongoing disaster response operations of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Boracay Island, Cebu Pacific Airlines has committed to airlift 17,000 family food packs via free-of-charge cargo to IloIlo City for distribution to the families affected by the island’s closure to tourists. The airline responded to the Department’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built on Boracay even after the rehabilitation period of the resort island, Malacaang said on Monday. This is contrary to Leisure and Resorts World Corporation's (LRWC) announcement on Friday, July 27, that the plan to build a 23-hectare casino-resort complex will push through despite the island's closure to tourists. "I don't think any private entity should test the political will of the President on the issue of casinos in Boracay," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a briefing. "The President has said no, and I would hope they would respect that as part of Executive power," he stressed. The Philip...Keep on reading: Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

LRWC’s Boracay resort on track for 2021 opening

LEISURE & RESORTS World Corp. (LRWC) said it remains on track to open its $550-million integrated resort in Boracay by 2021, denying that the project has been delayed due to the island’s six-month closure since April. The post LRWC’s Boracay resort on track for 2021 opening appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Humanitarian missions allowed in Boracay — DILG

The government’s interagency task force is not barring humanitarian missions in Boracay Island, the country’s famous beach destination that is undergoing a six-month tourism closure. Humanitarian missions allowed in Boracay — DILG The government’s interagency task force is not barring humanitarian missions in Boracay Island, the country’s famous beach destination that is undergoing a six-month… link: Humanitarian missions allowed in Boracay — DILG.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

‘BORACAY REHAB IS JUST THE START’: Duterte cites island’s closure in SONA

THE closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island in Aklan province is just the start of restoring the Philippines’ other tourist spots, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his State of the Nation Address on Monday. “We intend to restore its environmental integrity, alongside measures to alleviate those whose livelihood were momentarily affected. Environmental protection and ensuring […] The post ‘BORACAY REHAB IS JUST THE START’: Duterte cites island’s closure in SONA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

President Duterte’s ultimate vision for the Philippines

When President Duterte ordered the Boracay closure, many were skeptical......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

WATCH: Gov’t to stick with 6-month closure of Boracay, DENR says

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu stressed that the government would stick with the six-month deadline set to rehabilitate Boracay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 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 NewsJul 18th, 2018

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