Rappler's latest stories on Boracay environment
The Aklan Sangguniang Panlalawigan says that all Aklanons and non-resident workers in Boracay Island should be exempted from paying the environmental fee
The Malay government is facing difficulty in paying ECOS P95 million for its collection, hauling, and dumping services from January to June 2019
Missed the powdery white sands on your feet? Here's how it feels like to swim at the 'new' Boracay.
Itching to see the newly reopened Boracay? Here's what to expect.
Wetland No. 4, located at Central Boracay, will be dubbed as 'Balabag Wetland Park' once its completed
Boracay Island is finally open but officials say it is just the start of stricter environmental compliance
The Anti-Littering Ordinance in Boracay will be strictly enforced
The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force explains that the 'full rehabilitation' of the island will be in 2019
Among the proposed amendments to the ordinance are limiting the number of dogs a person can own and the disposition of stray dogs in Boracay and mainland Malay
Boracay has exceeded its capacity in terms of population, infrastructure, and waste generated
This means that the businesses can now seek permits to operate from the interior and tourism departments
Planning to visit Boracay when it reopens? Here's what you should know.
The boat stations in White Beach are identified by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force as temporary and alternate entry points for Boracay's partial opening
Tourism officials have asked airlines to reduce flights to Caticlan and Kalibo in Aklan, since Boracay can only accommodate a limited number of tourists per day
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says workers should live in mainland Aklan to decongest the world-famous island Boracay
'Sa mga bisita sa Boracay, magdala na kayo ng sariling straw dahil bawal ang single-use plastic. Bawal na rin ang plastic bags at styrofoams sa isla,' says Sangguniang Bayan member Maylynn Aguirre Graf
Environment officials urge business owners or authorized representatives to personally process their certifications, business permits, and clearances at the one-stop shop in Boracay
While Yellow Dot recently did a survey of Boracay's transport requirements for public utility vehicle modernization, the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay, Aklan, wants to reconsider whether the proposal will complement e-trikes on the island.
By August 2018, only electric tricycles will be allowed to ferry passengers in Boracay as part of the Malay municipal government's bid to promote environment-friendly public transportation
Lawyer Richard Fabila, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Boracay, says they will try to align Memorandum Circular No. 2018-006 of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu with local laws
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the businesses would have to stop operations while their environmental compliance certificates are reviewed
Malay town councilor Maylynn Aguirre-Graf has proposed a P500-environmental fee for tourists in Boracay, up from the current P75, to help sustain efforts to protect the island
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says Boracay is still on target for an October 26 re-opening
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the island can be reopened by October 26, as planned
All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list
Meanwhile, an alliance of workers and residents urges the government to consider the negative impact of the temporary closure on people who have lived and worked in the island
For 6 months, the Boracay inter-agency task force will strictly enforce the moratorium of construction of new tourism facilities and business enterprises, as well as the expansion of amenities and establishments.
''Yung island, gusto niya rin magpahinga. Pagod na pagod na siya. Kung nagsasalita lang siya, 'yun din ang hinaing niya: "Kelangan ko rin magpahinga,"' says Boracay resident Buboy Tolosa
The shores of Boracay Island's White Sand Beach are almost empty on the day it is closed to the public
This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte 'verbally' ordered the island's closure, saying Boracay has become a 'cesspool'
Boracay's shores are teeming with green algae but tourists don't seem to bother
Filipinos online mock the security drills for potential terror attacks or hostage-taking incidents in Boracay, calling it 'overkill'
The 6-month closure of Boracay 'is a good wake-up call' for Filipinos, stresses Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Earth Day
The island locals will be allowed to enter designated to swimming and fishing areas at particular times
Rappler traces President Rodrigo Duterte's decision-making on Boracay, from the video presentation that started it up to the Cabinet meetings where a 6-month closure was finalized
A mother airs out her feelings against the prevalent disrespect for the environment