Press Briefing on April 5

Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 5, 2018 that while the ban on foreign and local tourists in Boracay would adversely affect the tourism industry, the biggest concern would still boil down on the rehabilitation and sustainability of the island. Also in the photo is Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 5, 2018 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has authorized the resumption of the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) if only certain conditions would be met. The conditions include their compliance to a genuine ceasefire, the New People’s Army’s desistance from collecting revolutionary tax and the abandonment of their push for a coalition government. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 5, 2018 that some of the biggest factors which led to the ban on foreign and local tourists in Boracay is the waste management particularly on solid wastes and illegal drainages. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Jonas Leones announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 5, 2018 that their agency has been closely coordinating with the local government in Boracay to craft a plan in rehabilitating the island within duration of the its closure. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO