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BORACAY REHABILITATION WORK TO CONTINUE – SAMPULNA

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which heads the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), has expressed hope that the municipal government of Malay will sustain the gains of the Boracay rehabilitation as the task force’s term ends in June. “We are all excited to complete the rehabilitation of Boracay. But we cannot allow […]

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BORACAY CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD 3 NOW OPEN – MERCADO

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Roger Mercado led the inauguration of Boracay Circumferential Road’s third phase, which saw the opening of another newly concreted and widened 1.4-kilometer road. “Through the P140-million project along the portion of the Boracay Circumferential Road, locals and tourists now find a better connection between the island’s two […]

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BORACAY REHAB TO FINISH BY JUNE 2022 – CIMATU

To fulfill its mandate to reverse the degradation of the world-famous island in Aklan, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is determined to finish the work of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) before its term ends in June 2022. DENR Secretary and BIATF chair Roy Cimatu said the term extension given to […]

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DUTERTE EXTENDS BORACAY REHAB TASK FORCE – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) welcomed the term extension of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) until June 30, 2022, through Executive Order (EO) 147 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. “We thank the President for his trust and confidence in the task force. We shall maximize this term extension to tie up all […]

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FAMILIES DISPLACED BY BORACAY REHAB TO GET AID

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has assured that indigent families affected by ongoing enforcement activities in Boracay will be given aid and access to social safety nets. Cimatu gave the assurance when he presided over the meeting of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) at the world-renowned resort island recently. “We have to balance our duty […]

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REHAB OF BORACAY ISLAND MUST BE SUSTAINED – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat supported the call for the creation of Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) to sustain the successes the government achieved during the island’s six-month rehabilitation in 2018. “The success of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) undoubtedly needs to be sustained and its gains can be continued with the management framework presented […]

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LIMIT NUMBER OF TOURISTS IN BORACAY – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay stressed the need to ensure a stricter implementation of the carrying capacity of Boracay amid the expected influx of tourists in the island in the coming months. Binay said the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) should give an update on the status of the framework they have established in monitoring the number […]

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BORACAY WATER UTILITY FIRM NOW COMPLIANT WITH DENR STANDARDS – CIMATU

Water utility firm Boracay Tubi System Inc. (BTSI) has assured there is no direct discharge of untreated wastewater into open sea and that it is operating a complete waterworks system with septage management. In a statement, BTSI said its joint water sampling conducted with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in its interceptor […]

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NO TURNING BACK ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DRIVE – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has stepped up its environmental protection campaign as it embarked into yet another high-profile battle against environmental abuse early this year after the controversial 2018 rehabilitation of the world-famous Boracay Island. This January, DENR kicked off the multi-sector rehabilitation of historic Manila Bay in an attempt to […]

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P25B ACTION PLAN IS DUTERTE ADMIN’S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAIN BORACAY GAINS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Malacanang’s approval of the P25 billion Boracay Action Plan (BAP) signifies the commitment of the Duterte administration to sustain the gains from the resort island’s initial six-month closure, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. “The DOT wholeheartedly welcomes President Duterte’s approval.” “The Department of Tourism wholeheartedly welcomes President Duterte’s approval of the P25 billion Boracay Action […]