Boracay Island

Inside Boracay: Week 25

Cover Photo: DOT Boracay Field Office   Inside Boracay: Week 25  It was to be expected that this ‘closure’ week, with the Opening Day of the Dry Run on the 15th October, was going to be an incredibly busy one. Even so, it surpassed Inside Boracay’s expectations and even saw a kiteboarder from Boracay secure the

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Inside Boracay: Week 23 Getting Ready to Re-open

Cover Photo Credit: Jack Jarilla Inside Boracay: Week 23 and just 22 days before the Island opens for Phase 1; on 26th October Wristbands mooted for tourists entering Boracay Another form of ID muted for residents Continued lack of genuine Consultation with Islanders and Stakeholders Environment department declares Boracays water safe and clean Entry and

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Inside Boracay: Week 21 & 37 days before re-opening

Cover Image: Cory Batchelor Inside Boracay: Week 21 The end of Week 21 of closure leaves the island with just 37 days before the Soft Opening of 26th October, and more changes have been made to the Requirements for re-opening; in fact twice, in the same week, the STP Requirements were changed. Quite possibly because

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Inside Boracay: Week 20 – 50 Days Until Re-opening

Inside Boracay: Week 20 Week 20 of closure and just 50 days until the re-opening of the island on 26th October.  Whilst the island is now on the ‘right side’ of the half-way point many residents are concerned about the progress of work, and whether the island can be opened in any meaningful way Islanders

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Inside Boracay: Week 18

Inside Boracay: Week 18 sees Pockets of work on the main road where widening and pipe-laying continues. Some stunning comments have been made by Galaxy’s Chairman, hinting at a very different plans for Boracay, which has little to do with a Casino! Boracay Establishments and Tourists told to hold off on Bookings DOT denies that

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Inside Boracay: Week 13 & 14

Inside Boracay: Week 13 3 months in to the 6 month closure period Inside Boracay: Week 13 includes the 3 month anniversary of the Island’s closure and, we hope, the half-way mark towards re-opening.  Getting around the island is chaos at best, with roads being shut off in sections or impassable; full of rubble and

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Inside Boracay: Week 7

Inside Boracay: Week 7 Inside Boracay: Week 7 started out very wet, with strong winds, rain and a lot of flooding on the prepped roads of Boracay.  And it didn’t improve for much of the week! Despite this the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was still out in force, even late in to the

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