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.
The proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now up for the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority Board
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
Funds for the DOH's drug rehabilitation program nearly doubles in its proposed 2019 budget, while other programs ensuring the allocation of health centers and health workers are clipped
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 first drug rehabilitation center of Bacolod will also cater to drug dependents from other localities
Health chief Francisco Duque III bases his assessment on the increased number of rehabilitation centers and drug users treated under the Duterte administration
11 Filipino-Chinese groups provide funds for the multipurpose building, a replica of which was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte
DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo says 64,364 families – from a total of 77,170 – have returned to Marawi City
Dr. Andrew Tatarsky: 'We don’t have to dismantle our traditional treatments but extending our reach enables us to engage people in the early stage'
The city government holds the community-based rehabilitation program in an air-conditioned venue and provides food for participants to show them that they matter
The P500-million facility is donated by Friends of the Philippines, a group of Chinese businessmen led by Jose Kho, associated with a company behind planned massive reclamation in Manila Bay
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
I cried during the tour. The spiritual atmosphere was just so heavy. War is truly ugly and painful. It brings no good thing.
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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
Task Force Bangon Marawi spokesperson Kristoffer Purisima says the government is looking for 'the most qualified and competent developer' for the Marawi rehabilitation project
About P5.1 billion was released in 2017 while about P54.1 million has been released in 2018. Most of the funds have been for relief; reconstruction projects remain few.
Negotiations will commence with another Chinese group – Power Construction Corporation of China or PowerChina
Professors of Mindanao State University question the government's move to prioritize the construction of a military garrison over attending to the needs of evacuees
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
During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium
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
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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
The Department of the Interior and Local Government is stepping in to provide a permanent solution to water problems in Marawi City's temporary shelters
Jomar Saumay and wife Norinsha are among 40 Marawi families who continue to live in tents in Pantar town a year after the siege. They are making plans to find a better home after the baby comes out in June.
Majority of the selection committee members lack experience 'in evaluating public contracts on technical and financial merits,' says a PCIJ report
'This is like tending to a newborn child,' says Nor-Aine Tantuas, one of the internally displaced persons living in Marawi City's Sagonsongan relocation site
An International Committee of the Red Cross delegate visits the Saguiaran evacuation center and the Sagonsongan transitional site, and captures in photographs the longing for family and home of those displaced by the conflict
Since the awarding of contracts, however, Tacurong Fitmart, Ororama Supercenter, and Ace Centerpoint have yet to complete the delivery of relief goods, according to a PCIJ report