Business News

PAL ferry service in Boracay

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AN affiliate of flag carrier Philippine Airlines will soon provide ferry service in Boracay to draw more tourists in the island resort. PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the airline on Tuesday held a Mabuhay Maritime Express Naming Ceremony at Esplanade Seaside Terminal in Pasay City followed by a cruise to a […]

Environment News

Altintuning pangkalikasan mahigpit na ipatutupad sa Boracay – DENR

Ni Santiago Celario MAHIGPIT na ipatutupad ang mga alituntuning pangkalikasan sa isla ng Boracay upang matiyak na mapoprotektahan ito sa inaasahang pagdagsa ng mga turista kaugnay sa “dry run opening” ng pamosong tourist spot ngayong Lunes. Ayon kay Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, na siyang pinuno ng Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), sa loob nang […]

Environment Health News

DENR suportado ang pagbabawal ng paggamit ng plastic sa Boracay

Ni Santiago Celario PARA maprotektahan ang kalikasan, nagpahayag nitong araw ng Linggo ng suporta ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa ang ginawang pagbabawal ng lokal na pamahalaan sa paggamit ng disposable na plastic sa isla ng Boracay. Ayon sa isang pahayag, suportado ng DENR ang inisyatiba ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Malay sa […]

Environment Health News

Boracay is a No Smoking zone

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and health advocates have lauded Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for banning smoking in public places. Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Philippines, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) and the Ecowaste Coalition, in a statement, said Romulo-Puyat took a bold step in protecting the island of Boracay. “We laud Sec. […]

Opinions

Boracay’s woes begin*

THE woes of thousands of workers rendered jobless for six months while Boracay is on lockdown begin today. Hotel and restaurant employees, vendors, boatmen, tattoo artists and other people who make a living on the beach remain unaware if the government can or will provide new job opportunities for them during the shutdown. However, the […]

News

IACT declares support for Boracay rehab, will conduct anti-colorum operations

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Inter-Agency Council for Traffic supports the scheduled closure of Boracay as it declares its participation in the island’s rehabilitation by running after colorum or unregistered vehicles plying the area. This was learned shortly after the local governments of Kalibo and Caticlan in Aklan on Wednesday asked the I-ACT to […]

Opinions

Planong casino, mga patakaran sa Boracay*

MUKHANG tuluyan nang hindi matutuloy ang planong pagtatayo ng higanteng casino sa Boracay. Tahimik na ipinagbunyi ng marami ang pahayag ng Department of Tourism (DOT) na umatras na ang Galaxy Entertainment Group na nakabase sa Macau sa pagtatayo ng casino na nagkakahalaga ng us$500 milyon sa 23 ektarya ng lupa sa Boracay. Pero itinanggi naman […]