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about 5 months ago

Almost four months since Boracay was closed to the public for rehabilitation, residents and workers who lost their livelihood are making ends meet. They are now helping the cleanup efforts while receiving aid from the government. CNN Philippines anchor and senior correspondent Pinky Webb spoke to some of them in this exclusive report.

about 5 months ago

Many residents in Boracay are looking forward to the island's reopening in two months. This, as the government speeds up the rehabilitation of the world famous tourist island. But the chair of the Boracay task force says, the on-going effort is just phase one of the clean up. CNN Philippines senior anchor and correspondent Pinky Webb has this exclusive report.

about 5 months ago

Almost four months since the island shutdown, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says Boracay is scheduled to open on October 26. But to be sure, he says the task force is meeting on August 26 to decide if establishments there can start accepting bookings. CNN Philippines senior anchor and correspondent Pinky Webb takes a closer look at the on-going work inside the world famous tourist destination.

about 5 months ago

Interior Department officer-in-charge Eduardo Año says there are 'indicators' wastes are still being dumped in the waters at night.

about 5 months ago

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says there is no more cesspool but drainage and waste water pipes are still being laid out.

about 5 months ago

Boracay's main road network will be passable in time for the reopening of the island in October, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

about 5 months ago

Task Force chair Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu announced this at the end of the meeting of the government body Friday in Boracay.

about 5 months ago

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said despite the closure of Boracay island last April, tourism arrivals in the Philippines last June have gone up by 11.35 percent.

about 5 months ago

A committee composed of representatives from DENR, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau will conduct the review.

about 6 months ago

Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing says the Commission on Audit is also looking into alleged discrepancies in the collected environmental fees of Boracay.