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NON-COMPLIANT EL NIDO RESORTS TO BE CLOSED – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she had recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte the closure of non-compliant tourism establishments in El Nido. Romulo-Puyat wrote to the local government units of El Nido in September 2018, urging them to address easement issues and environmental woes. To date, the enforcement of easement zone is currently done by the […]

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PROMOTE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AT THE HOUSEHOLD LEVEL – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu believes winning the country’s battle against garbage begins at home. Speaking before employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City, Cimatu urged all community environment and natural resources officers (CENROs) nationwide to further promote solid waste management (SWM) at the household level. “My directive for them […]

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IP SOLON LAUDS GRANTING OF LAND TITLES TO BORACAY ATI COMMUNITY

A solon representing the indigenous peoples sector has lauded the move of President Rodrigo Duterte to award land titles to the Ati community of Boracay island. The President on Thursday distributed 623 certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) to the tribe—who are the area’s original inhabitants—as well as other agrarian reform beneficiaries. Six of the […]

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MORE THAN 100 KALIGKASAN, 32 LAWIN VOLUNTEERS PLEDGE TO BE BORACAY’S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCERS – CIMATU

The Philippine National Police (PNP) launched its Kaligtasan at Kalikasan (Kaligkasan) volunteer program in Boracay coinciding with the island’s reopening to help promote environmental protection in tourism areas. The Kaligkasan program is a project of the PNP, which taps local volunteers in ensuring security and environmental protection in tourist destinations in the country. The Kaligkasan […]

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AFTER BORACAY, GOVERNMENT MUST IMPROVE OTHER TOURIST AREAS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara said government shouldn’t stop at Boracay and must proceed to other famous tourist areas that need preventive improvements but in a manner that will not require their total closure. “The emerging success story that is the Boracay rehabilitation can be the template in rejuvenating other tourist spots but without the economic dislocation […]

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BORACAY’S PRISTINE BEAUTY IS 80% RESTORED – DENR

A day before the reopening of Boracay Island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said 80 percent of the pristine beauty of the famous tourist destination has been restored after six months of rehabilitation. “Although, we can say that we’re not yet 100 percent complete, but we’re going to that direction. And at […]

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NO BOOKINGS, ONLINE PROMOS FOR NON-COMPLIANT BORACAY ESTABLISHMENTS – CIMATU

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) has issued a stern warning against non-compliant Boracay establishments to refrain from accepting bookings and conducting online promotions. “We are strongly advising non-compliant establishments to delete or put on-hold all online promotions and related collaterals until compliance with the government regulations shall have been accomplished,” a public advisory from […]

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HOUSE TO DENR: SUBMIT 2019 BUDGET TO PROTECT PH TOURIST DESTINATIONS

Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources have asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to submit a workable and attainable budget for 2019 aimed at addressing the environmental concerns of different tourist destinations in the country. The lawmakers issued the call during the hearing of the Committee on Natural Resources on […]

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ENSURE ALL ISSUES ADDRESSED BEFORE RE-OPENING BORACAY – PANGANIBAN

ANAC-IP Rep. Jose Panganiban urged Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu to make ensuring Boracay’s sustainability its number one priority. This after Cimatu, who heads Task Force Boracay, revealed during a hearing of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources that the island is set to reopen on October 26. Panganiban, a member of the committee, […]

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RATE HIKE POSSIBLE BUT NO POWER CUTS DURING BORACAY CLOSURE – AKELCO

The Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO) allayed the fears of Boracay Island residents amid speculation that its power distribution service will be scaled down once the world-famous tourist destination undergoes a six-month rehabilitation. Engr. Alexis Regalado, general manager of AKELCO, assured all their member-consumer-owners (MCOs) that their operations would continue unhindered notwithstanding their considerable revenue […]