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    • 1,300 Boracay residents, displaced workers get P19.9-M livelihood aid 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, June 2, 2018, on page 13)
      A total of 1,323 island closure-affected individuals availed themselves of the P19.9-million livelihood assistance program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). DSWD acting secretary Virginia Nazzarea ...
    • 500T tourists visit Boracay from Jan. to March 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, April 18, 2018, on page 13)
      Three months before it is closed, this famed beach destination accommodated over 500,000 tourists, records from the Department of Tourism (DOT) island field office showed. The inventory covered the period from January to ...
    • Agri, fishery enterprises to benefit from P7.9M project 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, July 23, 2017, on page 5)
      Over P7.9 million worth of projects from the World Bank and the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) will benefit the agriculture and fishery enterprises in Aklan. A PRDP’s approved ...
    • Aklan agri-fishery council aims for nat'l Gawad Saka 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, June 6, 2017, on page 5)
      The Aklan Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council (PAFC) is vying for honors in the national Gawad Saka search for outstanding agricultural achievers. The council was recognized as regional awardee for Outstanding ...
    • Aklan free from red tide – BFAR 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, November 5, 2016, on page 3-13)
      Coastal waters in the province are free from toxic red tide, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs may be eaten provided they are fresh, washed thoroughly, and ...
    • Aklan solon pushes for fisheries center 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, September 2, 2016, on page 6)
      Rep. Carlito Marquez is pushing for the creation of a center for fisheries and aquatic resources training, development and production in the province. The congressman filed House Bill 3063, which also seeks to promote ...
    • BFAR: Aklan red-tide free 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, July 22, 2017, on page 5)
      BFAR’s bulletin on Aug. 15 showed that shellfishes collected from the waters of Batan, Altavas and New Washington were red-tide free. International and domestic tourists are fond of eating shrimps, oysters, squids and ...
    • BFAR: WV coastal waters free from red tide toxin 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, December 11, 2017, on page 6)
      The Dec. 5 bulletin showed that there are no red tide toxin in the waters of New Washington, Altavas and Batan in Aklan, Gigantes Group of Islands in Carles, Iloilo, and President Roxas, Pilar, Panay, Roxas City, Ivisan, ...
    • Bluebottle jellyfish alert up in Boracay, tourists warned 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, February 15, 2019, on page 12)
      Beachgoers and swimmers here in the popular beach destination are reminded of the potential dangers of bluebottle jellyfish. In an advisory, the Malay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) said ...
    • Boracay biz sector urged to support inter-agency efforts 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, March 25, 2019, on page 17)
      Business stakeholders in the island were urged to support the Inter-agency Task Force's rehabilitation initiatives. Malay acting mayor Abram Sualog call on the business sector during the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and ...
    • 'Boracay cesspool no more but much rehab work still needed' 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, October 17, 2018, on page 13)
      Environment secretary Roy Cimatu asked “extended patience, support and understanding” from stakeholders amid the ongoing rehabilitation of this world-famous island resort. The half-year rehabilitation which aims to reverse ...
    • Boracay establishments ‘breaking easement rules’ face demolition 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, March 30, 2019, on page 9-10)
      Around 28 establishments were given demolition notices as the government steps up its crackdown operation for coastal easement rule violators at Bulabog Beach in Barangay Balabag, Malay, Aklan The business owners of the ...
    • Boracay rehab '50-60 percent complete' 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, July 20, 2018, on page 13-14)
      The rehabilitation of this famed island resort is about “50- to 60-percent” complete more than two months into its half-year closure, according to Environment secretary Roy Cimatu. He assured that the inter-agency task ...
    • Boracay rehab blueprint will save island – BIATF 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, February 5, 2019, on page 7-13)
      The medium-term plan to safeguard against the ecological degradation of this island and sustain its tourism activities will be implemented soon by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF). These strategic interventions ...
    • Boracay's White Beach still among Asia's best 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, March 3, 2019, on page 13)
      Despite the ongoing rehabilitation, Boracay’s White Beach still secured a spot in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 list of best beaches in Asia. Boracay ranked number 9 in the list. It is the only Philippine beach that made it in ...
    • Coast Guard wants sunken cargo vessel removed from Boracay waters 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, November 26, 2018, on page 11)
      The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) – Caticlan office has urged the owner of LCT Bato Twin to immediately salvage the ill-fated cargo vessel. It sank on Nov. 4 near Boracay Island and remains a potential threat to traversing ...
    • DENR mulls clean-up drive in Boracay 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, March 16, 2019, on page 13)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is planning to conduct a clean-up activity to preserve the government’s efforts in rehabilitating the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. The Boracay ...
    • Dry run for Boracay entry set at Malay port 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, April 23, 2018, on page 13)
      Personnel from different state agencies will man a one-stop shop that will be set up today at the Caticlan jetty port – the main jump-off point to the world-famous Boracay Island. The one-stop shop aims to address issues ...
    • DSWD: Aid distribution for displaced Boracay workers never stopped 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, May 8, 2018, on page 13)
      The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) did not stop releasing transportation and meal assistance to displaced workers in this island resort. DSWD regional director Rebecca Geamala said this as she denied ...
    • Fish landing centers in 11 coastal towns 

      Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, September 15, 2016, on page 6)
      Community fish landing centers will be built in 11 coastal municipalities in the next two years. Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Tangalan, Ibajay, Makato, Numancia, Kalibo, New Washington, Batan, and Altavas have been identified ...