Duterte vows anew not to allow gambling in Boracay

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte reiterated that he will not allow gambling on Boracay Island despite the provisional license given to a Macau-based firm to construct a resort-casino in…

NBI files raps vs. Aklan town mayor, others on Boracay mess

MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed criminal cases against Malay, Aklan mayor Ceciro Cawaling, as well several local officials and corporations, at the Department of Justice (DOJ)…

Illegal pipes discharging wastewater into Boracay beach found

  BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Some 33 pipes discharging wastewater into the beach here have been discovered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The 33 pipes have been…

195 Boracay firms without sewer lines get violation notices

  MANILA — A total of 195 establishments in Boracay Island have received notices of violation from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for not having sewer line connections.…

ALGAE NETS

No TRO yet vs. Boracay closure: SC

  MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said it has not issued any temporary restraining order to stop the closure of Boracay. SC spokesperson Theodore Te made the clarification…

State of calamity for Boracay expected this week

  BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan – A state of calamity may be declared in Boracay within this week. Presidential Secretary Harry Roque, in a press briefing in Boracay on Tuesday, confirmed…

Duterte okays closure of Boracay for 6 months starting April 26

  MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the recommendation to close Boracay for six months starting April 26, his spokesperson said on Wednesday night. “Bora closed for 6 mos…

Despite opposition, 6 months Boracay closure pushes thru

  BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu expressed a firm stance on the 6-month closure of Boracay to tourists as recommended by the inter-agency…

Skyathon Beach Run returns to Boracay

MANILA — The Skyathon Beach Run will return to Boracay for its ninth edition on April 21. For the third straight time, the first destination run makes a stop at the…

Charges to be filed vs. LGU execs found liable for Boracay’s woes

  MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will file administrative and criminal charges against government officials, who would be found liable for Boracay’s environmental woes, DILG…

DOT fully backs ultimatum to clean up Boracay

  MANILA — Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo on Wednesday affirmed “full support” to the directive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to impose a six-month ultimatum on fixing the…

President threatens to file case vs. Boracay officials for neglect

  CEBU CITY — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday threatened to file charges of serious neglect of duty against local officials in Boracay for making the island resort into a…

Duterte warns to close ‘cesspool’ Boracay

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has warned to close Boracay, the country’s top beach destination, if environmental problems there would remain unsolved. “I will close Boracay. Boracay is cesspool,” Duterte…

ISLAND HOPPING

 

TOURIST HAVEN

 

18 minors violated Boracay curfew

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — At least 18 minors had been rounded up for violating the curfew being imposed in this resort island, according to the Boracay Tourists Assistance Center of the…

20,000 mangroves planted in Anilao,Iloilo on Earth day

ILOILO CITY — About 20,000 mangrove seedlings were planted in a 20-hectare plantation in Barangay San Carlos, Anilao on Saturday to highlight the celebration of the 48th Earth Day in…

Boracay welcomes first cruise ship for this year

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — This resort island welcomed passengers and crews of MS Seabourn Sojourn, the first luxury cruise ship to dock here this year. Visiting for the third time,…