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ROOMS WITH A VIEW—Over the years, more hotels and resorts are built within forestlands of world-famous Boracay Island. But environmental officials are starting to crackdown on illegal forest structures. This is a January 9, 2018 photo. (Tara Yap/MANILA BULLETIN)

Crackdown on Boracay forest violators begins

By Tara Yap The government’s crackdown on environmental problems at world-famous Boracay Island is now focusing on illegal forest occupants. Jim Sampulna, Western Visayas regional…

In this photo provided by the International Justice Mission, a global organization that partners with local authorities to fight human trafficking and child sexual abuse, Australian Drew Frederick Shobbrook, arrives at a regional trial court for sentencing Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Cebu city, central Philippines. Philippine court has sentenced Shobbrook to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on human trafficking and child pornography charges. (International Justice Mission via AP/Manila Bulletin)

Aussie gets life sentence for child trafficking

By the Associated Press The Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 20 has sentenced an Australian man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on…

SELFIE IN BORACAY--An Asian tourist takes a selfie along the beach of world-famous Boracay Island in this January 9, 2018 photo.  (Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin)

Media hit for ‘unfair’ Boracay reporting

By Tara Yap and Minerva BC Newman Iloilo City — The local government of Malay town in Aklan has condemned several media organizations for what…

Eastern Visayas (PHOTO: Grabbed from Google Maps | Manila Bulletin)

Eastern Visayas posts 4.5% inflation rate

By Restituto A. Cayubit Tacloban City – Eastern Visayas posted a 4.5 percent inflation rate at the start of 2018, a report from  the Philippine…

Bacolod City map | credit wikipedia | Manila Bulletin

Negros Occ. had 1.6 million visitors in 2017

By Macoi Garcia Bacolod City — This city and Negros Occidental had 1.6 million tourist arrivals in 2017, which is about 30 percent of the…

Photo courtesy of Google Maps. (Manila Bulletin)

Slain lawyer got texted death threats

By Calvin D. Cordova Cebu City — The family of lawyer Jonnah John Ungab said on Wednesday he received a threat hours before he was…