Rappler's latest stories on Boracay rehabilitation
The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force plans to implement 233 projects worth P25.27 billion, with the bulk of funds provided by the private sector
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu hopes Filipinos will be able to safely swim in Manila Bay someday
Local authorities remind visitors of existing municipal ordinances which prohibit drinking, dining, and smoking on White Beach
Rappler takes a close look at the effects of Boracay’s closure – on the people, businesses, and the environment
The quote is fabricated, says the senator's office
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
This is set to bring in more tourists for the reopening of one of Asia's best islands
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
Boracay has exceeded its capacity in terms of population, infrastructure, and waste generated
(4th UPDATE) The government has accredited 287 hotels, resorts, and inns that are already compliant with rules and regulations
Planning to visit Boracay when it reopens? Here's what you should know.
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
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Nobody has told the displaced Boracay vendors where they will work if the plan to clear the famed beachfront of all obstructions is implemented
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is aware that local officials can't be disqualified from running in the upcoming elections unless they are convicted for crimes or lapses with finality
The DILG seeks to disqualify at least 17 Aklan officials accused of neglecting care for island paradise Boracay
Malay police and town council members agree that the Metro Boracay Police Task Force should continue to operate after the island is reopened to tourists
The boat stations in White Beach are identified by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force as temporary and alternate entry points for Boracay's partial opening
Boracay can only take in a maximum of 19,215 tourists at any given time. The access cards will help the government control the number of visitors.
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
'We need to keep this pace to build up momentum. The government needs to be ready and we need to address the challenges of each infrastructure project,' says Ramoncito Fernandez, Management Association of the Philippines president
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
'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
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
'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
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
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
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 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
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
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
First batch of support from social welfare agency helps over 1,300 Boracay residents and workers
Task Force Boracay says the amount covers everything – from ensuring sanitation to decongesting the island
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.
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'
''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
More tourists are expected to come to Ilocos Sur and Norte because of the 'resting' of Boracay
'Kailangan natin ang kooperasyon at tulong ng mga stakeholders to fast-track the completion of Boracay projects,' says Aklan District Engineer Noel Fuentebella