Monday, April 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Duterte approves 6-month closure of Boracay, starting April 26

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 09:46 PM April 04, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go prior to the start of 24th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on April 4, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte approved on Wednesday the closure of Boracay for six months, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.

“Bora closed for six month effective 26 April,” Roque said.

Duterte made the approval during the 24th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on Wednesday.

ADVERTISEMENT

In a text message, Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the proposal of the interagency committee tasked with reviewing the rehabilitation of Boracay was approved.

“DENR/DOT/DILG proposal approved after an exhaustive discussion,“ Guevarra said.

He said calamity funds would be activated to help workers affected by the closure.

Roque said the President would declare a state of calamity in Boracay. /atm

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Boracay cleanup, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

216 abused Filipino workers back from Kuwait

April 24, 2018 12:48 AM

entertainment

Carlo Aquino’s advice to his younger self

April 24, 2018 12:47 AM

entertainment

What Ruru has learned from breakups

April 24, 2018 12:43 AM

entertainment

No more mimicking of other singers for Sarah G

April 24, 2018 12:36 AM

entertainment

Arci Muñoz willing to propose to bf

April 24, 2018 12:15 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved