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Viral posts on mountain flattened in Boracay false – DENR

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) disputed reports that a mountain in Boracay is being flattened during the island's 6-month closure. In an interview with Rappler on Wednesday, May 16, DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones said that leveling activities in the area started even prior to ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMay 16th, 2018

DENR halts forestland works in Boracay Island

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued stoppage orders to forestland works of two developers in Boracay Island which is currently undergoing 6 months of rehabilitation works. DENR-6 regional director Jim Sampulna said they conducted an investigation on May 16, 2018, after receiving reports on the alleged leveling or flattening of the mountain […] The post DENR halts forestland works in Boracay Island appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

WATCH: Mountain being flattened in Boracay village amid rehabilitation

Concerned residents of Boracay recently reported that a mountain located in a village in Boracay is being leveled amid the government’s closure of the island......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Vista Land: Viral Boracay mountain photos not from our project

Developer Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. said Wednesday that photos and video of a mountain allegedly being leveled on Boracay island are not of its Costa Vista Boracay project......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Buried Boracay pipe tainted with coliform

THE sewage pipe found buried in the sands of Boracay Island contains high coliform bacteria levels, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). DENR-6 regional director Jim Sampulna said the pipe’s coliform level was 74,000 most probable number per 100 milliliters (MPN/100ml), which is way higher than the safe level of 400 […] The post Buried Boracay pipe tainted with coliform appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 11 min. ago

  Boracay’s Carrying Capacity     (First of three series)

Reports have it confirmed that DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu was instructed by Malacanang to conduct a study on the carrying capacity of Boracay which has been subjected to six-year closure order for rehabilitation. That’s noteworthy and good news, indeed. Unknown to many even in the academic communities, Boracay”s carrying capacity had been studied by Lope […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Boracay coasts eyed as water quality management area

By: Karen Bermejo  BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan – This island paradise is being eyed as another water quality management area (WQMA) in the region to ensure water quality protection. Engr. Bonifacio Enorme Jr., WQMA focal person of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment and Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), said declaring Boracay coasts as a WQMA would […] The post Boracay coasts eyed as water quality management area appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Boracay crisis not an isolated case — DENR

The Boracay crisis is not an isolated case, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu admitted over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Boracay: From cesspool to DENR showcase

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hopes to use Boracay as instructional material to tell the world what environmental destruction and efforts to reverse it could bring. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he expected to tell a good story about Boracay's rehabilitation during its six-month closure to tourism. In a statement, he said Boracay's case showed "how neglect and blatant disregard of environmental laws lead to destruction." Stop ocean destruction The DENR, he said, hoped to turn Boracay into a showcase of rehabilitation when the Philippines host the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress in November. The regional conference, set in Iloilo, would b...Keep on reading: Boracay: From cesspool to DENR showcase.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

ILLEGAL SEWAGE PIPES RIDDLE BORACAY ISLAND: DENR wants to file criminal raps vs violators

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspects that more illegal sewage pipes, which allegedly dump untreated wastewater to the sea, might be buried in the beachfront of Boracay Island. DENR-6 regional director Jim Sampulna said around six pipes might be hidden in the 2.5-kilometer stretch of the white beach. “I am suspecting that […] The post ILLEGAL SEWAGE PIPES RIDDLE BORACAY ISLAND: DENR wants to file criminal raps vs violators appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

DAR says ready to process Boracay plots for land reform turnover

THE DEPARTMENT of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it will begin talks with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on the turnover of agricultural land on Boracay island. Agrarian Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones told BusinessWorld that both departments will be discussing the turnover at the next interagency meeting on the Boracay rehabilitation. “As […] The post DAR says ready to process Boracay plots for land reform turnover appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

DENR says Boracay stakeholders cooperating with demolitions

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the initial days of the Boracay rehabilitation have been marked by cooperation between the government and the stakeholders. In a statement issued over the weekend, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu was quoted as saying during an interview with government radio that the level of cooperation was unexpected […] The post DENR says Boracay stakeholders cooperating with demolitions appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday visited the site of a proposed mega-casino by a Macau-based company on this island, but he was barred entry by the guards there. "Nakita ko lang naman for the sake of curiosity, just in case may matangap akong mga request later on. Wala pa naman. Merong matangap na they have plans of building. Wala pa naman akong natanggap," Cimatu told INQUIRER.net in an interview. Cimatu was here to oversee the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) projects and activities as part of the interagency task force to rehabilitate Boracay. Boracay's six-month clean up shutdown started on April 26. "I went ar...Keep on reading: ‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

DOT leads gov’t workers, volunteers in Boracay clean-up

          Following the closure of Boracay, the Department of Tourism (DOT) led several volunteers and government employees from different agencies in the first wave of the clean-up drive along the island's Bulabog beach area.   "The simple acts of throwing your trash properly and picking up rubbish you see goes a long way as we go all-out in rehabilitating Boracay," DOT Secretary Wanda Teo, who also participated in the event, said.   More than 200 volunteers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government, National Association of Independent Travel Agencies ...Keep on reading: DOT leads gov’t workers, volunteers in Boracay clean-up.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

At least 579 structures in Boracay face demolition

AKLAN, Philippines – Over half a thousand structures are facing demolition in Boracay, said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on the first day of the island's rehabilitation. Richard Fabila, the DENR's focal person for Boracay, said in a press briefing on Thursday, April 26, that a total ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Boracay resorts brace for less tourist arrivals (1997)

[Published on BusinessWorld, June 24, 1997] The Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) Region 6 director Edwin G. Trompeta recently warned of a decline in visitor arrivals in Boracay Island due to cancellation of tours. In a report to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 director Raoul T. Geollogue, Mr. Trompeta attributed this development […] The post FROM THE ARCHIVES: Boracay resorts brace for less tourist arrivals (1997) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Boracay developers not worried over contamination controversy (1997)

[BusinessWorld, The Provinces, July 2, 1997] By Annie Ruth C. Sabangan The three biggest property developers on Boracay Island said they are not threatened by the publicized report of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that documents high contamination by coliform bacteria of waters of the island. Noel M. Carino, chairman of Fil-Estate […] The post FROM THE ARCHIVES: Boracay developers not worried over contamination controversy (1997) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

DENR won’t ‘push out’ displaced workers, informal settlers during Boracay rehab — Cimatu

BORACAY — A day before the closure of the world famous tourist destination, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu assured displaced workers and informal settlers that they won’t be “pushed out” while the rehabilitation is ongoing. Source link link: DENR won’t ‘push out’ displaced workers, informal settlers during Boracay rehab — Cimatu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Boracay rehab masterplan to include other islands — DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be updating the master plan for Boracay to include the neighboring islands in the Northern Aklan region. In a statement on Tuesday, April 24, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that the revision of the masterplan, which will be undertaken during the six month-long closure, will […] The post Boracay rehab masterplan to include other islands — DENR appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Roque proposes creation of Boracay press corps

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque urged the Boracay inter-agency task force on Monday to ease restrictions on media coverage of the resort island and proposed the creation of a Boracay press corps. He said this will give members of the media passes that will entitle them to the same privileges as residents. "In the Cabinet meeting, I personally appealed to the inter-agency to reconsider the 9 to 5 rule applied to members of the media to cover," he said during a Palace press briefingon Monday. The inter-agency task force, composed of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Department of Tourism (D...Keep on reading: Roque proposes creation of Boracay press corps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Boracay IDs not for sale, says village chief

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN -- A village official belied reports on Sunday that barangay officials here were demanding money from business owners in exchange for identification cards for their employees. Barangay Captain Lilibeth Sacapano urged those with knowledge of the alleged extortion activities to name names so as not to implicate all officials in the three villages on the island. "It's so easy to get a barangay ID for workers who have been on the island for six months. Why don't they go to our barangay halls so they can [see] for themselves instead of spreading these false stories?" she told the Inquirer. READ: Lacson bares scam in Boracay ID scheme Sacapano said workers onl...Keep on reading: Boracay IDs not for sale, says village chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018