Boracay pollution - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Boracay pollution


140-strong standby force deployed to Boracay

Apr 07, 2018 - 8:52 AM

The police team will help local law enforcers secure the island as the 6-month Boracay closure to tourists draws near

CHEAT SHEET: What to expect from Boracay closure

Apr 05, 2018 - 4:00 PM

From a possible 'soft opening' in 3 to 4 months to demolition of illegal structures, here's what you need to know about the impending closure of the popular tourist spot

Boracay rehabilitation goes full throttle

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Houses and establishments occupying the forestlands of Boracay Island are given 15 days to reply to DENR's show cause orders

AFTER INSPECTION. Boracay West Cove volunteers to demolish its view deck on top of a limestone formation after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu inspected the resort. Photo by Rodnel Aguirre/Rappler

Duterte warns he'll file complaint vs Boracay local gov't officials

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Philippine President says he may file charges of 'serious neglect of duty' against officials in Boracay Island which he threatens to close 'permanently'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Manila Times 7th Business Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on February 9, 2018, expresses his sentiments over the reported abuse of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait. Malacañang Photo

Duterte: 'I will close Boracay'

Feb 10, 2018 - 10:27 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has given Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu 6 months to address the environmental woes of Boracay, which he describes as a 'cesspool'

PEAK SEASON. Boracay is gearing up for the summer when a lot of tourists are expected to come flood the island. File photo by Choi2451/

Trash Talk: What really happened in Laboracay 2015

May 23, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Boracay s tourists need to be concerned with consequences aside from a bad hangover

WE LOVE BORACAY? Garbage collectors pick the previous night's trash last May 2.

Gov't to crack down on water-polluting Boracay resorts

May 04, 2015 - 3:58 PM

In some parts of the popular tourist island water pollution levels are already 50 times above the level deemed safe for swimming

TURNING GREEN. This photo taken during the 2015 Labor Day weekend celebration shows Boracay's main beach teeming with green algae, an indicator of high water pollution. Photo by Ken Pessumal

Boracay: Paradise lost?

May 29, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Rappler reporter Pia Ranada tells the story of Boracay s identity crisis the pristine paradise or the island of sin

CONTAMINATION. A boom in algae growth points to the water pollution in Boracay. Photo from Tumblr (HappyDabbles)