Rappler's latest stories on Boracay closure
Rappler takes a close look at the effects of Boracay’s closure – on the people, businesses, and the environment
The country's lone medalist in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games says the closure of Boracay prevented him from training in the island
The Anti-Littering Ordinance in Boracay will be strictly enforced
These are part of the Department of Transportation's integrated transport system project in the island
The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force explains that the 'full rehabilitation' of the island will be in 2019
Among the proposed amendments to the ordinance are limiting the number of dogs a person can own and the disposition of stray dogs in Boracay and mainland Malay
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Child safety watchdog ECPAT Philippines urges Malay officials to ensure that 'child protection mechanisms are in place and functioning' when Boracay reopens to tourists on October 26
It is the regular employees, masseurs, boatmen, tricycle drivers, and the like who are suffering immensely
Environmental policies that have slowed down economic growth, such as the Boracay closure and stricter rules for mining, are 'justified,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
'We cannot understand this move of [the] Boracay security committee to discriminate individuals who want to help the residents and workers in Boracay,' says Rise Up Aklan provincial coordinator Kim-Sin Tugna
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
Some 29 volunteers from mission groups were supposed to distribute food packs to Boracay residents affected by the closure, says Rise Up Aklan provincial coordinator Kim-Sin Tugna
The 118-strong policemen of the Boracay police sub-station is augmented by more than 500 personnel of the Metro Boracay Police Task Force
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says the contamination happened during the handling and hauling of relief goods, adding that it 'must not happen again'
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
A complaint from a netizen prompted DSWD to take action
The road widening is a top priority project of the Boracay inter-agency task force
The Department of Social Welfare and Development also begins its cash-for-work program for nearly 1,800 individuals who lost their livelihood due to Boracay's 6-month rehabilitation
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
The proposal of the Malay town council is in response to the clamor of tricycle operators and drivers affected by the temporary closure of Boracay
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
Since April 26 – the start of Boracay's 6-month closure – local residents have been allowed to swim only in a designated swimming area in the white beach near Willy's Rock in Station 1
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'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'
The environment department is currently studying how to relocate 85 families to Sitio Corong in Barangay Cogon, Malay, which is located in mainland Aklan
This comes after the government discovered 16 establishments that had installed their own pipes, which flush wastes directly under the beachfront
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
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the flattening was done before Boracay's closure
The automatic price ceiling and regular monitoring of prices are pursuant to Proclamation No 475, which placed 3 barangays in Boracay under a state of calamity
The Boracay Inter-agency Task Force is ordered to formulate 'an action plan towards the sustainable tourism development of Boracay'
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
''Yung island, gusto niya rin magpahinga. Pagod na pagod na siya. Kung nagsasalita lang siya, 'yun din ang hinaing niya: "Kelangan ko rin magpahinga,"' says Boracay resident Buboy Tolosa
Diokno’s recent statement, for the record, is a gross misrepresentation of economists' contemporary thinking about the nature of poverty and income mobility
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Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno also says P448 million was released to the Department of Labor and Employment for assistance to Boracay workers and residents
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'Kailangan natin ang kooperasyon at tulong ng mga stakeholders to fast-track the completion of Boracay projects,' says Aklan District Engineer Noel Fuentebella
'Tiyaga-tiyaga pa rin talaga,' says Michelle, one of the 36,000 workers affected by President Rodrigo Duterte's order to close Boracay for 6 months
Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Malay, Aklan, is where a Boracay casino will likely be built, should talks on it push through
'I do not interfere in the work of the Cabinet members,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that he does 'not just revoke recommendations'
Will a casino be built in Boracay Island?
''Yung pagkain ko ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, isa na lang para makatipid,' according to a cook in Boracay, who also says it would allow him to save money for his children's education
Senator Leila de Lima questions President Rodrigo Duterte's order, saying his administration 'failed to present consistent and clear plan of action on how to go about the island's rehabilitation'
Boracay residents say the meager daily pay is better than having none at all
'We don't have jobs anymore that's why I'm applying here at DOLE. We were told that we will be street sweepers but I guess that's better than earning nothing,' says a former masseuse along Boracay's beachfront
Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says the funds for Boracay are charged against the fiscal year 2018 contingent fund in the national budget