The impact on hotels and resorts has yet to be fully assessed.
Roque said priority would also be given to the construction of new sewage lines, since the existing ones now being operated by Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. were proven to be insufficient and had caused backflows. It may not be achieved, but we know that in doing this cleanup and rehab as ordered by the President, more people will come to Boracay - we assure you about that.
"We are a bit depressed right now", he said. Other flights to nearby provinces were also affected.
Philippine Airlines said it supported the government's decision.
Starting April 26, PAL will increase flights on the following routes between Cebu and Busuanga (Coron), Cebu and Siargao as well as between Clark and Busuanga.
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia Philippines said they would scale down services to the two airports from April 26 to October 25, and add more to other popular beach and dive destinations, including Cebu, Palawan and Bohol.
Karl Chusuey, vice president for marketing at Henann Group, which operates one of Boracay's largest resorts, said it was receiving cancellations, which "were as expected". "He will not let any resort owner benefit from any sort of a calamity fund", Roque said.
36,000 Number of workers who may lose their jobs.
The government has yet to provide specifics about the rehabilitation, but Epimaco Densing, assistant secretary of the interior, on Thursday said a soft opening could take place within 3-4 months, after drainage systems were fixed and illegal structures dismantled.
FILE PHOTO: Tourists takes photographs along local sailboats on the island of Boracay, central Philippines January 18, 2016. But the influx of tourists and corruption among local officials, which has allowed commercial establishments to blatantly disregard environmental and zoning laws, have threatened to turn Boracay into a "dead island" in less than a decade, a government study found.
Ang said SMC's proposal to build a toll bridge from Caticlan-to-Boracay will help solve the Island environmental woes and bring about growth to other areas in Aklan.
The island is very much dependent on tourism.
The decision jeopardises the livelihood of thousands employed as part of a bustling tourist trade on the island that each year serves two million guests and pumps roughly $1billion in revenue into the Philippine economy. "We need to act swiftly to save the island and avert its further deterioration".
Duterte, whose leadership style has been criticized as dictatorial, has castigated the local government and residents for "overzealous" development and permitting beachfront building with inadequate sewage and water treatment facilities.
On this background, the spending has risen at the fastest pace since last October, driven by higher commodity prices. The composite indicator of manufacturing performance increased to 51 in March 2018 from 52.1 reported for February.
Locally, the Children's Advocacy Center of Lowndes County provides services to children who have been in abusive environments. Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo is declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month at Palace Park on Tuesday, April 3rd at 10 a.m.
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