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BORACAY: IT’S UGLY

Hold your horses. Now, before you release the Kraken of emotions and negative comments, allow us a small amount of your time to walk you through the stories of Boracay people, their experiences, whether they bring a smile to your faces or tears to your eyes. Their story. Their life. The little voices of Boracay.  […]

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DOT CHARGES BORACAY TOURISTS WHO FAKED SWAB TESTS

The Department of Tourism has filed charges against six Manila-based tourists who were nabbed recently for falsifying the results of their COVID-19 swab tests. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat lauded the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the local government units of Aklan province and Malay municipality for reinforcing the regulations and health […]

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BORACAY TO HIT FULL REHAB TARGETS BY MAY – CIMATU

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) is on track to meet all its targets by the time its term ends in May 2021, according to Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “The BIATF capped 2020 on a high note, setting us off in 2021 with solid confidence that we […]

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Politics

LIBERTAD TO BE ANTIQUE’S ‘BALUT’ CENTER – TE

The town of Libertad in Antique aims to become the center for the production of “balut” (fertilized duck egg) in the province. Libertad Mayor Mary Jean Te said they are fortunate to be a recipient of assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) under its “Itik-Pinas” project. “The 1,800 heads of ducks are given for […]

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Government

DOT ALLOTS P8M FOR SWAB TESTS OF BORACAY WORKERS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will provide P8 million for the swab testing of some 4,000 tourism workers in Boracay Island. The DOT said Boracay is expecting more local tourist arrivals in the coming months. “By supporting RT-PCR testing among workers in Boracay, the Department reiterates that safety is the unparalleled priority in reopening domestic […]

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BORACAY OCT. 1 OPENING TO JUMPSTART PH TOURISM

The reopening of Boracay to more tourists and visitors on October 1 will jumpstart the country’s domestic tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) stressed. “The reopening of Boracay to new market sources signals a gathering momentum for domestic tourism all over the country. We are pleased that the BIATF (Boracay Interagency Task Force) and the local […]

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CREATION OF PERMANENT AGENCY TO SUSTAIN BORACAY REHAB – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for calling Congress to pass a measure creating the Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) to sustain gains from the rehabilitation of the world-famous resort island. Cimatu thanked the President for endorsing the BIDA bill, saying it would help ensure the timely and full passage of the measure […]

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SENIORS, MINORS FROM WESTERN VISAYAS MAY NOW VISIT BORACAY– ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that tourists from the Western Visayas who are aged below 21 and above 60, have been allowed to visit Boracay after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has lifted the age-specific ban on the island. Since the reopening of Boracay to tourists from […]

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DOT REVOKES ACRREDITATION OF BORACAY HOTEL WITH COVID-POSITIVE GUEST – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Boracay Inter-agency Task Force (BIATF) denounced the entry of a group of travelers to Boracay recently prior to the island’s official reopening for breaching health protocols. One of the said guests, a Bureau of Fire Protection employee, has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The task force said the Department of Tourism (DOT) […]

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BORACAY NO LONGER A CESSPOOL – CIMATU

As Boracay reopened to local tourists coming from Western Visayas on June 16, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is closely monitoring the water quality on the island. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu expressed gladness about the present water quality of Boracay. The safe level is 100 mpn/100 ml for Class SB water that is […]