High court asked to drop petition vs Bora closure
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Malacañang has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition questioning the six-month closure of the world-famous Boracay Island resort. In a 61-page comment, Malacañang, through the Office of the Solicitor General, sought the dismissal of the petition filed by three residents of Boracay seeking to nullify President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 475 that closed the resort to tourists and non-residents from April 26 to Oct. 25. He said Duterte issued the closure order in the exercise of his power as chief executive under Sections 1 and 17, Article VII of the Constitution and declared Boracay under a state of calamity on the recommendation by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Requejo, R. E. (2018, August 22). High court asked to drop petition vs Bora closure. Manila Standard, p. A2.
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Ecotourism; Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Livelihoods; Governments; Environmental degradation; Man-induced effects; National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC); Duterte, Rodrigo; Maglunsod, Joel; Calida, Jose; Zabal, Mark Anthony; Jacosalem, Thiting Estoso; Bandiola, Odeon
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