On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

BANGKOK — For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand’s resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority. But the island’s hotel association is hoping to change that with a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonAug 17th, 2018

Foreigners in Boracay allowed to ‘take dip’ for ‘humanitarian activity’ – DENR exec

Some European delegates of Genfest International were allowed to "take a dip" in Boracay waters as part of a "humanitarian activity" they were conducting for local residents, who are also allowed to swim in designated areas of the resort island. What is forbidden on the island is "commercial swimming," Antiporda, who is undersecretary for national solid waste management, said at the Saturday News Forum, which was held on July 7, at the University Hotel at the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City. Commercial swimming, he explained, is the activity engaged by tourists who check in at hotel. A video clip of foreign delegates who dipped in Boracay waters em...Keep on reading: Foreigners in Boracay allowed to ‘take dip’ for ‘humanitarian activity’ – DENR exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Plastic wasteland: Asia s ocean pollution crisis

THANH HOA, Vietnam – A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed  after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian "paradise" islands – grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia. About 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Boracay hotel management hits closure order

ILOILO CITY --- The management of a Cebu-based hotel chain denied that one of its hotels on Boracay Island temporarily shut down by the local government violated environmental laws and regulations. The Crown Regency Hotels & Resorts said it was "taken aback" by the temporary closure of the Crown Regency Prince Resort near Boat Station 1 in Barangay Balabag. "As a response to this temporary closure of Crown Regency Prince Resort, the management wishes to clarify that it has not been discharging hotel waste water into (the) drainage system," the management said in a statement sent to the INQUIRER. "The discharged water in reality emerges from underground natural spring wat...Keep on reading: Boracay hotel management hits closure order.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Last supper from the Titanic to be recreated by luxury hotel

History buffs of the Titanic, along with cinematic fans of Jack and Rose, may be interested in an extravagant dinner that will recreate the last supper served aboard the ocean liner. But rest assured, the meal will be served on terra firma. On April 14, the eve of the ship's sinking 106 years ago, chefs at the Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong will whip up the same 10-course meal which was served to the ship's First Class guests on the evening of its ill-fated sinking. Though the menu will be inspired by the original meal, chef Ricardo Chaneton will take a few creative liberties with modernized updates to dishes like Fillet Mignon Lili, roast guinea fowl, lamb w...Keep on reading: Last supper from the Titanic to be recreated by luxury hotel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Hotel puts family’s smartphone under lock and key to encourage screenless playtime

A hotel chain in the United States has launched an experimental program aimed at disconnecting smartphone addicts and reconnecting families. At select Wyndham Grand properties across the U.S., families who need a little bit of help reducing their screen time --- adults included --- can sign up for the new "Reconnected" program which comes with a variety of diversion tactics meant to facilitate their digital detox. To reduce temptation altogether, guests are given a timed lock box at check-in, for example, where they can place their smartphones under lock and key, set a timer, and commit to being together sans screen. Other activities in the bundle include a toolkit and bluep...Keep on reading: Hotel puts family’s smartphone under lock and key to encourage screenless playtime.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading photo

HONOLULU --- When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works as an operations officer. Wong helped gather hundreds of panicked guests at his hotel on the island of Kauai to seek shelter in a restaurant until he confirmed the alert was a mistake. Then an Associated Press photograph circulated picturing Wong months earlier at the agency's Honolulu operations center on Oahu island -- and people mistakenly thought Wong was the "button-pusher" who sent out the alert, wrongly accusing him in online comments of causin...Keep on reading: Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading photo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Lifestyle center, food hall entice vacationers to new Boracay hotel

A game-changing hotel has just opened in the most popular beach destination in the Philippines. Hue Boracay held its grand opening in October, the second hotel to be opened by Hue Hotels and Resorts. Located in Station 2, White Beach, the hotel sets itself apart in the island by having its own lifestyle center. Station X The retail center, called Station X, houses a number of restaurants and shops, making the resort a veritable self-contained locale. Station X is full of foodie finds and unique island knickknacks. "We wanted to bring the vibrancy [of the island] to Hue Boracay, so that the only reason guests leave the hotel is for the beach," says Hue Hotels and Resorts m...Keep on reading: Lifestyle center, food hall entice vacationers to new Boracay hotel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

The Last (Plastic) Straw

Plastics accumulating in our oceans is one of the greatest environmental challenges that the world faces today. Every year, millions of pounds of plastic waste flow into the oceans from the coastal region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 2 min. ago

LOOK: Mader Sitang fabulous in yellow Filipiniana

Thai social media star Mader Sitang recently arrived in the Philippines and wasted no time in prettying herself up in a beautiful yellow Filipiniana. Mader Sitang updated her Facebook page around midnight Oct. 20 with a snapshot of herself standing in what appeared to be a hotel hallway, as she spread out the train on her yellow dress. Prior to this post, the Thai celebrity revealed she is currently preparing for an Oct. 20 performance at Fahrenheit cafe and later at The One 690 Entertainment bar. Mader Sitang landed on Philippine soil yesterday, Oct. 19, to the cheer of excited fans. Sitang herself was excited and shared a snapshot taken in front of the airport in Thail...Keep on reading: LOOK: Mader Sitang fabulous in yellow Filipiniana.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 2 min. ago

New fashion collection aims to reduce plastic pollution

The new collection is reportedly made with Econyl products or from regenerated nylon waste, including fishing nets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Plastic litter found on Boracay beach after months-long cleanup

A television host who used to work for government found scattered plastic litter on the beach of Boracay during the dry run for the island’s reopening to tourists after a months-long cleanup operation. Mercado shared snapshots of the garbage, which she admitted was not hers, on October 15. “Few hours after the dry run started […] The post Plastic litter found on Boracay beach after months-long cleanup appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

    SAN FRANCISCO --- Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution.   The Monterey Bay Aquarium said Friday a blue whale can weigh 300,000 pounds (136,000 kilograms) --- about the amount of plastic scientists say enters the ocean every nine minutes.   A 2015 study by Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia, found 9 million tons (8 million metric tons) of plastic waste enter the ocean annually.   The sculpture created from plastic wat...Keep on reading: Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Ilonggos support proposed Plastic Straw Ordinance

By: Adrian S. Camposagrado ESTABLISHMENT owners, student councils, and organizations agree to the proposed prohibition of plastic drinking straws. John Michael Suelo, Central Philippine University Republic president said, “This policy is important. As much as we want to eliminate, or somehow reduce our solid waste, banning plastic straws is one way to help save the environment.” […] The post Ilonggos support proposed Plastic Straw Ordinance appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

IN CHARTS: Boracay is bursting at the seams

MANILA, Philippines – In many ways, the famed Boracay Island has exceeded its capacity, which led to its temporary closure . Officials have repeatedly said in the past that these excesses have included population, infrastructure, and waste which contributed to environmental degradation. Because of this, President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Seda Atria at three

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres COSMO Iloilo’s upscale Seda Hotel Atria recently hosted a gleaming dinner bash themed “The Greatest Show” in celebration of its third anniversary. Welcoming the loyal clients, guests, media outfits, and blogger partners were Seda Atria General Manager Joseph Del Rosario; Seda’s Group Director of Human Resources Wilma Estaura; and Group Director […] The post Seda Atria at three appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Famous Thai Phi Phi Island beach does a Boracay

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The glittering Thai bay immortalized in the movie "The Beach" will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said Wednesday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired. Maya Bay, ringed by cliffs on Ko Phi Phi Ley island, will be shut down as the world-famous Boracay Island in the Philippines prepares to reopen after a six-month closure to give way to rehabilitation. Maya Bay was made famous when it featured in the 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It was initially shut for four months in June due to beach erosion and pollution as the white-sand paradise sagged under pressure from thousands of day-tr...Keep on reading: Famous Thai Phi Phi Island beach does a Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Holcim to Help Tackle Philippine Plastic Pollution Challenge

Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. plans to be a stronger partner in addressing the country’s plastic waste challenges by using more such materials as alternative fuel in cement production. A recent report released by the United Nations Environment Programme showed that the Philippines along with China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam accounts for more than […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Crumpled hotel becomes focus in Indonesia rescue effort

Squads of orange-clad rescue workers clambered over the tangled remains of an Indonesian hotel Sunday, hoping to dig out 50 to 60 guests still feared trapped by an earthquake-tsunami disaster. Source link link: Crumpled hotel becomes focus in Indonesia rescue effort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Over P300K worth ‘shabu’ seized from suspect in Naga City hotel

LEGAZPI CITY -- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives confiscated P340,000 worth of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) from an alleged drug peddler at a hotel in Naga City in Camarines Sur province, a PDEA report said Sunday. Felipe Sabdao, alias "Don," 32, of Barangay (village) Salugan in Camalig town, Albay province, was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation at a hotel in Barangay Mabolo in Naga City around 3 p.m. Saturday, said Christian Frivaldo, acting PDEA Bicol chief. PDEA agents confiscated from the suspect two pieces of plastic bags containing 50 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of P340,000. Frivaldo, in an interview, said the latest drug seizur...Keep on reading: Over P300K worth ‘shabu’ seized from suspect in Naga City hotel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

LIST: Who the stars wore to the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

MANILA, Philippines - The guests have arrived, the Red Carpet is out, and the verdict is in. Which of your favorite stars deserve a spot in the Best Dressed list of the ABS-CBN Ball 2018? Check out the evening’s fashion highlights here: James Reid and Nadine Lustre James ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018