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On Boracay casino: Let’s stop it

On Boracay casino: Let’s stop it

A lot of people still suspect that the closure of Boracay beginning April 26 was to give way to the construction of a 23-hectare, $500-million resort- casino on the island by the Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group.

New Boracay

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New Boracay

FOR all its “uglification” (coined by urban planner Jun Palafox) and everything that’s wrong with Boracay, the mystery is why the tourists keep/kept coming – up to the last minute of midnight April 25, if possible.

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Gordon seeks master plan for Boracay closure

While raising no objection on the approval of the six-month shutdown of the world-famous island resort, Gordon, who is a former Tourism secretary, said a master plan would ensure the effectiveness of the closure.

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Proposed Boracay closure to benefit big players only

The government’s plan to close Boracay is apparently a wrong move. Obviously, the move is a knee-jerk reaction to the President’s statement calling the island “a cesspool.” If pushed through, it will penalize and displace thousands of peopledependent on tourism-oriented jobs.

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Metro waste water worse than ‘Bora’

Waste water in Metro Manila is worse than Boracay, according to the chief regulator of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.

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Duterte backs 6-month shutdown of Boracay

President Duterte is inclined to support the proposed temporary closure of Boracay to pave the way for the rehabilitation of the world famous beach destination.

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