New runway at Kalibo
A new runway at the Kalibo International Airport will soon catert to passengers bound for Boracay and other parts of Panay Island . The new runway will allow more flights in the international airport. It can accommodate 11 aircraft at a given time and up to seven general aviation aircraft as well. With this, more passengers can now reach Boracay via Kalibo.
Coast Guard calls for immediate removal of sunken ship in Boracay
A cargo vessel sank on the waters of Boracay last November 4. The vessel sank while on its way to Barangay Manocmanoc due to big waves. Luckily, no casualty was reported and there are also no signs of oil spill. However, the Philippine Coast Guard in Caticlan is urging for the immediate removal of the sunken ship for its potential threat to pumpboats and ships to Boracay. While still waiting for the ship to be removed, a coy marker was put up to serve as a warning.
Livelihood opportunity for workers
The closure period may be over but some workers are still suffering from the impact of losing their livelihood for six months. To address this, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the region is eyeing on implementing the second phase of its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). This time, they are pushed to focus on other sources of income that are not dependent on tourism.
Garbage tipping charge suggested
To help the sustainability of solid waste management operations in the island, a local official is proposing an ordinance on tipping charges for garbage collection. The tipping charges are being eyed to help as cost recovery for the town. The proposed ordinance is pushing for tipping charges of P10 per kilo of regular waste and P670 per kilo of toxic waste.