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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 […]

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DUTERTE TO VISIT BORACAY ON MARCH 12 – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte is visiting Boracay on March 12 to join efforts in boosting the public’s mood to travel around the Philippines. Aside from promotions, the Chief Executive will also inspect what has been done on the island since it was rehabilitated. “It’s his way of promoting domestic […]

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DUTERTE’S BORACAY VISIT TO LIFT DOMESTIC TOURISM – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism in Boracay in Malay, Aklan, which has been affected by the COVID-19 threat (formerly known as the 2019-novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is expected to get a much-needed boost with the scheduled visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to the island resort. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat bared that the President is set to prove that tourist […]

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PH FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS HIT 7.4M FROM JAN-NOV 2019 – ROMULO-PUYAT

Foreign tourist arrivals in the Philippines hit 7.4 million in the first 11 months of 2019, up by 15.58 percent compared to the same period in 2018, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported. For the first 11 months of 2019, DOT data showed that South Korea remains the country’s top tourist market with 1,785,357 […]

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JAPAN TOURISM AWARDS FETES DOT FOR BORACAY REHAB

The Philippine government’s efforts in rehabilitating world-renowned island resort Boracay continue to get praises as the prestigious Japan Tourism Awards (JTA) feted the Department of Tourism (DOT). The award-giving body has cited the “socially advanced initiatives” of the DOT in the rehabilitation project by taking a high risk of closing the island resort and pursuing […]

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DRAGON BOAT RACES, TRAINING SUSPENDED IN BORACAY – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has announced the temporary suspension of all dragon boat activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of seven members of a local dragon boat team. Cimatu, who chairs the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), said that such activities are “postponed for the time being […]

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CAB LIFTING OF BORACAY CHARTER FLIGHTS MORATORIUM TO SPUR TOURISM – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the move of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to lift its moratorium on charter flights to Boracay and its issuance of new and stricter guidelines on the conduct of commercial air transportation serving the resort island. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said this development could further boost the island’s tourism […]