Tourism officials have asked airlines to reduce flights to Caticlan and Kalibo in Aklan, since Boracay can only accommodate a limited number of tourists per day
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says workers should live in mainland Aklan to decongest the world-famous island Boracay
After 6 months of rehabilitation, the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) has scheduled a soft opening on October 16 to October 25 for local tourists
The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force is implementing a 'No Compliance, No Opening' policy to ensure that establishments follow rules and regulations
'Sa mga bisita sa Boracay, magdala na kayo ng sariling straw dahil bawal ang single-use plastic. Bawal na rin ang plastic bags at styrofoams sa isla,' says Sangguniang Bayan member Maylynn Aguirre Graf
Environment officials urge business owners or authorized representatives to personally process their certifications, business permits, and clearances at the one-stop shop in Boracay
The one-stop shop will now be open until September 7 instead of the initial August 25 deadline
A dry run is also scheduled from October 15 to 25, with local tourists from Aklan to be prioritized
While Yellow Dot recently did a survey of Boracay's transport requirements for public utility vehicle modernization, the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay, Aklan, wants to reconsider whether the proposal will complement e-trikes on the island.
'The island definitely looks like a war zone with muddy and empty roads. We hardly see contractors on the main road,' says Boracay Foundation, Inc.
Senate environment and natural resources committee chair Cynthia Villar lashes out at DILG and DENR officials for the dismal and unmet targets after almost 6 months of the island's closure
Alice refuses to confirm if she's married to a top hotel executive based in the island
The Cagban-Laketown (wetland) stretch will be closed to traffic to give way to the widening of the 5.2-kilometer road portions by the Department of Public Works and Highways
By August 2018, only electric tricycles will be allowed to ferry passengers in Boracay as part of the Malay municipal government's bid to promote environment-friendly public transportation
Lawyer Richard Fabila, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Boracay, says they will try to align Memorandum Circular No. 2018-006 of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu with local laws
Business owners are accused of breaking environmental rules
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the businesses would have to stop operations while their environmental compliance certificates are reviewed
In the wetlands, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported 5.29% accomplishment in demolishing 29 of 548 illegal structures 3 months into Boracay's rehabilitation
The rehabilitation work of the Aklan Electric Cooperative in the franchise area of Boracay is mainly dependent on DPWH budget allocations, according to Engineer Joel Martinez, Assistant General Manager for engineering
Negros Oriental Representative Arnolfo Teves says Boracay's reopening should be put on hold if the government cannot fix all of the island's problems within 6 months
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says Boracay is still on target for an October 26 re-opening
President Rodrigo Duterte says a committee tasked with examining land titles would make this 'fair to everybody'
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the island can be reopened by October 26, as planned
The 118-strong policemen of the Boracay police sub-station is augmented by more than 500 personnel of the Metro Boracay Police Task Force
Among those named in the complaints filed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government before the Office of the Ombudsman are Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores, Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling, and Malay Vice Mayor Abram Sualog
All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list
The video in the blog post is a news report on the Boracay clean-up operations following the closure of the world-famous tourist destination
President Rodrigo Duterte has previously said he would put Boracay under the land reform program because he wants to limit commercial establishments that cause environmental problems
The road widening is a top priority project of the Boracay inter-agency task force
The municipal council of Malay, Aklan, wants more concrete basis to consider the proposal of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the Liga ng mga Barangay
In Balabag Elementary School, one of the 6 public schools on the island, only around 1,300 students enroll this year, from 1,700 in 2017.
The Department of Agrarian Reform has already identified some 80 indigenous people who are qualified to be land reform beneficiaries
Some residents protest the rumored plan to relocate them outside the top tourist island
Business owners can only hope that the island would be reopened sooner than originally scheduled
Meanwhile, an alliance of workers and residents urges the government to consider the negative impact of the temporary closure on people who have lived and worked in the island
First batch of support from social welfare agency helps over 1,300 Boracay residents and workers
President Rodrigo Duterte says Congress may reserve a 'strip' of land in Boracay for commercial establishments
Task Force Boracay says the amount covers everything – from ensuring sanitation to decongesting the island
'We should protect Boracay from outside Boracay,' Senior Superintendent Jesus Cambay Jr says, adding that the memorandum of understanding formalizes 'the cooperation of security forces and marketing of Hambil as a tourist destination'
This comes after the government discovered 16 establishments that had installed their own pipes, which flush wastes directly under the beachfront
Western Visayas tourism officials says they must attract some 1 million tourists to recover from the slump brought by the closure of Boracay Island
The complainants allege that the Philippine Tourism Authority under Mark Lapid 'demonstrated a clear bias' towards the Manila Water Company Incorporated in the award of the contract to operate the waterworks and sewerage system of Boracay
For 6 months, the Boracay inter-agency task force will strictly enforce the moratorium of construction of new tourism facilities and business enterprises, as well as the expansion of amenities and establishments.
Boracay Water says some of the used water in the Balabag facility will be transmitted to Manoc-Manoc for treatment to 'maximize the combined capacity of both treatment plants'
Displaced workers due to the closure of Boracay may now apply for labor or office work under the Department of Social Welfare and Development's cash-for-work program
The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte's approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.
‘This is not confiscation of vehicles. This is clearing Boracay of unregistered vehicles and submitting them for registration,’ says Land Transportation Office Region VI Director Rolando Ramos
The Metro Boracay Police Task Force imposes curfew for minors in Yapak, Manoc-Manoc and Balabag
The Department of Agrarian Reform says structures constructed on these 400 hectares of agricultural land are considered illegal