Posts Tagged Boracay Island

Duterte not likely to visit Boracay Island soon – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   October 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans to visit Boracay soon following the island’s reopening to more tourists after a nearly 6-month closure due to the novel coronavirus...

Boracay Island to open on Oct. 1 for residents from GCQ areas

Marje Pelayo   •   September 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force has approved the proposed reopening of Boracay Island starting October 1 following recommendation from the Department of Tourism (DOT). Such a move is...

Boracay hospital closes after doctor tests positive for COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Ciriaco S. Tirol Hospital located on Boracay island is temporarily closed to the public after one of its doctors tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19),...

Boracay stinks of days-old island waste

Marje Pelayo   •   January 2, 2020

BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines – Garbage is everywhere in Boracay Island after days of heavy rains and winds brought about by Typhoon Ursula. A source sent UNTV images showing piles of...

Senator wants strict implementation of tourist limit in Boracay

Robie de Guzman   •   October 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Nancy Binay has called on the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) to strictly implement the carrying capacity of the island ahead of the expected influx of...

DENR temporarily suspends dragon boat racing in Boracay

Marje Pelayo   •   September 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the temporary ban on dragon boat racing in the island of Boracay following the tragedy that claimed...

Swim ban lifted at area of ‘poop’ incident in Boracay

Marje Pelayo   •   August 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has lifted the swimming ban on Section 1 of Boracay Island after being closed for some time due to...

Portion of Boracay island closed after pooping incident

Marje Pelayo   •   August 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Wednesday (August 14) ordered the temporary closure of Section 1 in Boracay Island following an incident where a foreign tourist allowed her...

Boracay Island submerged in flood due to heavy rain

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 17, 2019

Several areas in Boracay Island have been submerged in flood since Tuesday (July 16) due to heavy monsoon rain brought by tropical storm Falcon. Barangay Balabag and several parts of...

LIST: 11 Chinese, Korean businesses in Boracay ordered closed

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2019

Several business establishments owned by foreign nationals on Boracay island have been ordered closed by the government. In a list released on Tuesday, eleven restaurants and other businesses mostly owned...

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