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Korean fugitive caught in Boracay after failing to pay hotel bill


Immigration authorities have arrested in Boracay a South Korean national facing a multimillion dollar embezzlement case in his country, the authorities said Friday.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwanese cancel trips to Philippines over row

Boracay. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Philippine tourism officials said they stand to lose $4.5 million monthly in canceled bookings and charter flights from Taiwan as a result of a diplomatic row over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippines turns to other tourist markets after Taiwan row

Boracay. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is turning to other markets to fill hotel rooms on Boracay Island that have been left empty by cancellations of Taiwanese bookings, coming as fallout from a diplomatic row between Taiwan and the Philippines over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards two weeks ago.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Boracay hotels, resorts hit by Taiwan tourist cancellations

Boracay. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Hotels and resorts on Boracay Island have been reeling from the cancellation of bookings of Taiwanese tourists amid the diplomatic row following the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards, according to travel operators.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

British tourist cries rape; cops make arrest


Police have arrested a resort cook for the alleged rape of a British tourist in Boracay recently.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Squall blamed for capsizing of tourist boat off Boracay


It was a squall, a brief but violent sea storm, that caused the motorboat Kevin 2 to capsize off Boracay island Wednesday afternoon, causing the deaths of three Taiwanese tourists and hospitalization of six others, the Philippine Coast Guard said Thursday.

Posted: October 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 Taiwanese tourists drown as boat capsizes off Boracay Island

Asya Premier Suites. Boracay. Philippines.

Three Taiwanese tourists, including a two-year-old girl, drowned on Wednesday afternoon when a motor boat carrying 30 tourists capsized near Boracay Island, Aklan, according to initial police reports.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tourist, student drown in Boracay


A student and a tourist drowned while four other persons were rescued while swimming in rough waters in Boracay Wednesday morning, tourism officials and police said.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Business owners hail SC order on Boracay reclamation


A group of business owners on Boracay Island welcomed the Supreme Court order to indefinitely stop the controversial reclamation project at the jump-off point to the renowned island pending resolution of the case.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Boracay resorts hit by cancellations from Chinese tourists

The Boracay Regency hotel: Less revenues  PHOTO FROM BORACAYREGENCY.COM

Resorts and hotels on Boracay Island have been hit by booking cancellations by tourists from China amid the ongoing standoff over the Scarborough Shoal.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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