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Boracay citation reflects acceptance of Philippine tourism reforms: DOT

Boracay citation reflects acceptance of PH tourism reforms: DOT By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA — The recent naming of Boracay and El Nido as Asia’s best beaches in the TripAdvisor 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award reflects acceptance on the country’s reforms and new policies to attain sustainable tourism, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Sunday. “We … Continue reading

US travel firm names Boracay among best beaches in Asia
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US travel firm names Boracay among best beaches in Asia

US travel firm names Boracay among best beaches in Asia By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Boracay’s White Beach was named the ninth best beach in Asia in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award. The recognition came following the island resort’s reopening after it went through a six-month intensive rehabilitation last year. … Continue reading

NBI recommends raps vs. ex-President Noy kin, others over Boracay mess
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NBI recommends raps vs. ex-President Noy kin, others over Boracay mess

NBI recommends raps vs. Noy kin, others over Boracay mess By Benjamin Pulta MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Officials of three resorts in Boracay Island, along with former and incumbent local officials, have been recommended for prosecution by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Environmental Crime Division. In separate referrals dated Sept.17, and Aug. 20 … Continue reading

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Bora experience, ultimate lesson in balancing dev’t, envi protection

Bora experience, ultimate lesson in balancing dev’t, envi protection By Gigie Arcilla BORACAY ISLAND (Philippines News Agency) – As everyone welcomes a better Boracay, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Friday said the Boracay experience is the ultimate lesson in balancing development and protecting the environment. Speaking before hundreds of attendees during the re-opening … Continue reading

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Secret marshals vs. Boracay litterbugs urged

Secret marshals vs. Boracay litterbugs urged By Catherine Teves MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — An expert is proposing the deployment of secret marshals to enable the Malay local government unit (LGU), having jurisdiction over Boracay Island, to better address littering once the public resumes flocking to this top tourist destination this week. “Malay LGU can … Continue reading

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DOT sees October 26 as fixed Boracay reopening date

DOT sees October 26 as fixed Boracay reopening date By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — While rehabilitation efforts in Boracay are continuous, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat does not hint a possible extension and still sees October 26 as the fixed date for the island’s reopening. In an interview with reporters, Puyat … Continue reading

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DSWD to distribute food boxes to Boracay residents

DSWD to distribute food boxes to Boracay residents By Karen Bermejo BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Western Visayas (DSWD-6) will be distributing some 12,000 to 15,000 food boxes to residents of Boracay Island affected by the closure starting this Thursday. Instead of plastic, the food … Continue reading

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SAP Go urges Boracay residents to avail of ‘cash for work’ program

SAP Go urges Boracay residents to avail of ‘cash for work’ program By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday urged Boracay residents to avail of the government’s “cash-for-work” program. Go made this call after learning that only 10,000 of the 23,000 residents … Continue reading

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Palace ‘vindicated’ as poll shows most Pinoys back Boracay closure

Palace ‘vindicated’ as poll shows most Pinoys back Boracay closure By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Monday welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey saying majority of Filipinos support the full closure of Boracay Island to give way for a government-initiated rehabilitation. “(The) Palace (feels) vindicated and welcomes the support … Continue reading

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DOT: No set date on Boracay reopening, task force hopes for Oct. 26

DOT: No set date on Boracay reopening, task force hopes for Oct. 26 By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is deferring details on Boracay’s reopening to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), but shared hopes the inauguration of the rehabilitated island will push through on … Continue reading