Duterte promises SIX-MONTH deadline to clean up Boracay


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Whether he’s making promises himself or imposing deadlines on others, President Rodrigo Duterte seems to think in six-month periods. The president declared before leaving for a meeting in China that he wanted all mining companies to plant trees in the area they are currently operating in for six months or else they will lose their permits. Duterte said: “I am giving mining companies six months to reforest their areas of operation,” and added that he would ban “open pit mining” in 2019, although no specific numbers were announced. (NEWS SOURCE: Duterte is fond of 6-month deadlines. Will it be met this time? By Jeline Malasig | April 10, 2018, 7:55 PM www.interaksyon.com/duterte-six-months-promises-deadlines-mining/)
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay, a world-famous tourist destination, for 6 months, starting on April 26. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told this to reporters on Wednesday, April 4, as a Cabinet meeting was ongoing. Duterte made his decision during the meeting. The recommendation to close Boracay from tourists for 6 months – or until October – came from the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The Department of Tourism and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources had also called for a "total" closure, according to Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra. It was the suggestion of these 3 departments that finally got Duterte's nod. (NEWS SOURCE: Duterte orders 6-month closure of Boracay Pia Ranada @piaranada Published 10:04 PM, April 04, 2018 Updated 2:13 PM, April 05, 2018 https://www.rappler.com/nation/199580-duterte-orders-closure-boracay-6-months)

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