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Tourism slumps in Boracay after gradual reopening

Jul 04, 2020 - 11:10 AM

Recent statistics showed 81 tourists arrived on the island from June 16 to June 30. Meanwhile, Kalibo International Airport, resumes some commercial flights.

BORACAY. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Kalibo airport open to limited domestic flights from Metro Manila starting July 1

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:35 AM

Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores has issued an executive order authorizing Kalibo airport to accept domestic flights for individuals who want to return to the province after weeks of being stranded in Metro Manila

GATEWAY TO BORACAY. The Kalibo International Airport will resume operations for limited domestic flights beginning July 1, 2020. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Kalibo police arrest curfew violators

Mar 20, 2020 - 11:16 PM

The Kalibo city government imposed the curfew to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Novel coronavirus scare prompts indefinite class suspension in some Kalibo schools

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:40 PM

The schools are near the government training center currently housing Chinese tourists under observation for exposure to the novel coronavirus

 KALIBO. An aerial view of the Regional Science High School for Region VI, which is a stone's throw away from the Aklan Training Center. Photo from the Facebook page of the Regional Science High School for Region VI

Aklan health authorities send back to Wuhan 80 Boracay-bound tourists

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:28 PM

The tourists are part of a group which left before a lockdown was imposed by Chinese authorities on the city known as the epicenter of the raging coronavirus outbreak

VIGILANCE. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Stay vigilant vs novel coronavirus, PHO-Aklan urges public

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:57 AM

Kalibo gets international flights daily, mostly from Chinese provinces including Wuhan, the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak

DPWH opens 'game changing' bridge project in Kalibo

Jan 17, 2020 - 1:29 PM

The new Kalibo Bridge III is inaugurated just in time for the Ati-atihan festival

photo DPWH

Family mourns death of Boracay paddler

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:14 AM

'Mabait siya na anak. Tinanggap na namin ang nangyari, hindi naman natin ito kagustuhan,' says the mother of Mark Vincent Navarrete, one of the 7 confirmed casualties in a drowning incident in Boracay Island

RESCUE. The Philippine Coast Guard rescues members of Boracay Dragon Force Team whose boat capsized in Boracay waters on September 25, 2019. Photo from PCG

Fire hits Kalibo public market

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The initial cost of damage is pegged at P35 million. No casualties are reported.

A four-hour fire that razed market stalls inside the Kalibo public market in Kalibo, Aklan early Sunday morning, September 15, was declared out at 11:37 a.m. Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

Emerson Lachica proclaimed new Kalibo, Aklan mayor

May 15, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Former municipal engineer Emerson Lachica is the brother of incumbent Kalibo Mayor William Lachica

NEW MAYOR. File photo of Kalibo, Aklan's new mayor Emerson Lachica.

Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:51 AM

All 121 passengers and 7 crew members of the chartered flight from Taiwan are safe

CHARTERED. Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

399 Typhoon Yolanda survivors avail of permanent shelters in Kalibo

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Under the NHA Permanent Resettlement Program for Calamity Victims, beneficiaries will be provided with developed lots and decent shelters at no cost

Ati-Atihan security appeals for public cooperation, understanding

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Beefing up the round-the-clock security are over 1,500 police and additional members of the Philippine Army

TIGHTER. The Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Tribes, groups vie for P1.7M in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan festival

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The festival organizer is expecting around 4,500 drummers and dancers to participate in the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest

COLORFUL COMPETITION. Thousands of dancers and drummers are expected to compete at this year's Ati-Atihan Festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

PNP assures safe, secure Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2019

Jan 03, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The Philippine National Police targets 'zero major crime' throughout the 18 days of festivities of the Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo

SAFE, SECURE. The Philippine National Police is aiming for zero major crime in the ongoing Kalibo Ati-Atihan. Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal/Rappler

What’s in store for you at 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The Feast of Señor Sto Niño de Kalibo attracts devotees and tourists with its traditional procession and other activities held in celebration, including a rock concert and beauty pageant

What’s in store for 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival? Photo BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL

Kalibo's Ati-atihan festival 80% ready

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The 18-day Feast of Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo begins January 2, 2019

80 percent ready for Kalibo Ati festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Kalibo Ati-Atihan fiesta extended to 18 days, begins on January 2

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The 2019 edition of the Ati-Atihan festival attended by devotees, balikbayans and tourists starts January 2 until January 20, the third Sunday of January

18-day Kalibo Ati-Atihan celebration begins on January 2. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal

PAL's Mabuhay Maritime to offer Kalibo-Boracay ferry service

Oct 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The ferry service seeks to provide seamless travel from the Kalibo International Airport to Boracay

MODERN FACILITIES. PAL's Mabuhay Maritime Express will soon offer Kalibo to Boracay ferry service. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DOTr grants original proponent status to 2 firms for Davao, Kalibo airports upgrade

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation and Mega7 Construction Corporation are granted original proponent status for their unsolicited airport upgrade proposals

UPGRADE. Officials have granted firms the original proponent status for the upgrade of Davao and Kalibo International Airports. KIA photo from Kalibo Intl Airport FB page; DIA from Tonton Obmerga/Google Maps

Kalibo airport rehabilitation to begin on July 2

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan will include terminal refurbishment, landscaping, and rewiring of the electrical and air-conditioning systems, among others

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We hope that rehabilitation work will be done efficiently to minimize the impact [of the closure],' the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated says in a statement

BORACAY CLOSURE. A business group urges the national government to issue the executive order on Boracay's closure, and to declare state of calamity in the island. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP deploys riot police among 600-strong force securing Boracay rehab

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Police contingent now in place ahead of 6-month closure of tourist haven

 CLOSE WATCH. A member of the 600-strong  contingent from the PNP with fishermen of Boracay Island. Photo courtesy of PNP

Local council seeks probe into undocumented foreign workers in Boracay, Kalibo

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

“Foreigners in Aklan should adhere to our laws, secure proper work permits, pay taxes and respect the local customs of Aklanons,” Aklan board member Nemesio Neron says

DOTr boasts of PH airports' 'punctuality' in global poll – but poll says otherwise

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The 8 Philippine airports the DOTr bragged of getting a rating for punctuality are actually among the bottom 35 of almost 500 major airports worldwide

REANGLED? The Department of Transportation in a news release proudly claims that Philippine airports were awarded a star on punctuality. Rappler file photo

From 2 jets to 70: AirAsia returns to its Clark roots

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

AirAsia flight Z2 100 arrives at Clark International Airport in Pampanga on March 28 The airline launches its expansion program from where it started half a decade ago

BACK TO ITS ROOTS. Philippines AirAsia on Monday, March 28 marks its return to Clark airport with maiden flight to Kalibo in Aklan. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Social media used to lure trafficked Filipinas

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:12 PM

One of the victims was befriended by recruiters using social media with false promises of legitimate and better work opportunities overseas

Immigration officers, recruiters nabbed for human trafficking

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Police did not identify the immigration officers pending an investigation into their alleged involvement in human trafficking Police also apprehended 3 illegal recruiters and their alleged cohorts: A tricycle driver and an airport porter

PAL kicks off 2017 with new Incheon route via Clark Airport

Jan 02, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The new daily route started on January 1 using the 199 seater Airbus A321 jet and will allow passengers from Central and Northern Luzon to fly to Incheon without passing through Manila

Boat capsizes off Kalibo, 5 fishermen rescued

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:42 PM

The fishermen are heading home when their motorized boat capsizes due to 3 large waves crashing into them near Andagao Kalibo shore at around 5:00 am

6 underrated, stunning Visayas destinations

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Here are some of these places you might consider for your next trip

South Korea, China top sources of Boracay int'l tourists

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Philippine tourism officials hope to attract 1 7 million tourists this year to the world famous island resort

BORACAY. Rappler file photo of White Beach on Boracay Island

2 Kalibo airport employees fired for drug abuse

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Civil aviation authorities say the random drug test was conducted on 125 regular employees of the Kalibo International Airport

CAAP relieves Kalibo airport manager over terminal fee scam

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:02 PM

CAAP issues the order over a month after it unearthed a scam at the popular airport involving some employees who issued used terminal fee tickets to passengers so they can pocket the payment

SCAM. Aviation authorities have uncovered a terminal fee scam at the popular Kalibo International Airport. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

11 Kalibo airport personnel sacked over terminal fee scam

May 18, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Their modus operandi involves issuing used terminal fee tickets to passengers

SCAM. Aviation authorities have uncovered terminal fee scam at the popular Kalibo International Airport. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Plane blows tire in Kalibo airport, responding fire fighters injured

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:37 PM

After touchdown the SEAIR Airbus A320 s right landing gear blows out in front of the access road leading to airport tower Firefighters respond to the incident though one of the trucks is stuck along the airport s drainage canal leading to injuries

The Kalibo International Airport was temporarily closed on April 14 after a SEAIR Airbus aircraft from Incheon, South Korea blew a tire after touchdown. Photo by Alex Carlo Magno

VIRAL: Netizen claims discrimination incident at Kalibo

Jan 03, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Ryan Layug a Filipino soldier says a Korean supervisor at a Kalibo lounge told him No Filipino No Filipino No Filipino

DISCRIMINATION. Ryan Layug claims Airport Lounge beside the Kalibo International Airport has an anti-Filipino policy. Image courtesy of Ryan Layug

Kalibo airport re-opens after AirAsia plane mishap

Dec 31, 2014 - 2:08 PM

UPDATED All flights are back to normal operations says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

A tale of two AirAsia flights

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:40 PM

From covering a missing AirAsia flight in Indonesia to being the story when our AirAsia flight in the Philippines overshot the runway

OVERSHOT LANDING. Passengers disembark through an emergency slide at the rear end of the AirAsia plane on December 30, 2014. Photo by Jet Damazo-Santos/Rappler

AirAsia plane overshoots Kalibo runway

Dec 30, 2014 - 7:04 PM

UPDATED Passengers deplane using the emergency slide at the rear end of the plane

OVERSHOT LANDING. Passengers disembark using the emergency slide at the back of the plane on December 30, 2014. Photo by Jet Damazo-Santos/Rappler

China travel warning hurts PH budget carriers

Sep 17, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Budget carriers are hoping that the Philippines can convince China that their citizens are safe in the country amid threats reportedly posed by an anti China group

Makati, Daet 'most competitive' LGUs in 2014

Aug 07, 2014 - 8:28 PM

136 cities and 399 municipalities were ranked on economic dynamism government efficiency and infrastructure the National Competitive Council reports

Chinese passengers 'surround, block' Cebu Pacific pilots in Kalibo

Mar 31, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Both CAAP and Cebu Pacific will look into the incident

Photo courtesy of Airbus

AirAsia Zest to add Manila-Incheon flights

Mar 17, 2014 - 3:48 PM

The low cost carrier is also launching direct flights between Kailbo and Taipei

NEW FLIGHTS. AirAsia Zest is boosting its flights to Incheon, and launching a service to Taipei this summer. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

Floods hit Kalibo, Aklan

Dec 30, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Floods in Kalibo Aklan caused heavy traffic left passengers stranded and made roads temporarily impassable

AirAsia Zest plane swerves off Kalibo runway

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:04 PM

Airport operations have resumed after the accident involving the Pudong bound plane affected 5 flights

STALLED. A plane of AirAsia Zest skidded off the run way of Kalibo airport.File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

Kalibo flights delayed due to Tiger Air plane mishap

Aug 26, 2013 - 5:16 PM

12 flights were delayed due to the incident

PHOTOS: Ati-Atihan 2013

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:48 PM

As the Sinulog was happening in Cebu Ati Atihan was happening in Kalibo Check out our photos

VIVA, SANTO NINO! The Ati-Atihan festival is said to be the oldest in honor of the Child Jesus. All photos by Nap Beltran of PhotoworldManila

#PHTravel: Sinulog, Ati-Atihan, and Dinagyang

Jan 19, 2013 - 8:18 AM

3 major festivals greet Filipinos in January Take your pick

AirAsia PH adds regional, reduces local flights

Oct 22, 2012 - 11:44 AM

AirAsia Philippines will start flying to Singapore by December 1 and Taipei on December 15 will cut flights to Macau Hong Kong Davao Boracay and Puerto Princesa

READY TO FLY. AirAsia Philippines Flight PQ7001, bound for Kalibo, at the tarmac of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, minutes before its inaugural flight, March 28, 2012. Photo by KD Suarez