The “2012 Best Beach in the World" award, the highest award received by Boracay Island from the survey of tourists by Travel +Leisure Magazine will be put on show on a parade this afternoon.
The award was handed over to the wife of Malay Mayor John Yap, Abegail Yap on the 19th of July in New York City.
It was learned from Chief Tourism Operation Officer Felix Delos Santos Jr. that Mayor Yap will head this afternoon’s occasion which will start with a mass at the Holy Rosary Church, and a message of thanksgiving will be given by the Mayor of Malay for the award.
After the mass, a “Merry Making” or “Sadsad” from Station One until Station Two at the front beach will take place. During the “Merry Making,” the award will be brought along in order to share it to the public.
This is in acknowledgement that Boracaynons, Malaynons, and stakeholders of the island had a huge contribution in enabling Boracay to receive the award according to Delos Santos.
He explained that one of the basis in choosing the winner for the award is the white and clear sand in the island in which the public had a big contribution in keeping it the way it is.
The “Merry Making” will be attended by Local Government of Malay, together with Non-Government Organizations, stakeholders like the Boracay Foundation Incorporated, Members of Boracay Alliance Group, Task Force Moratorium, and others.
Meanwhile, aside from the presence of the two tribes from Boracay, the three popular tribes from Kalibo who won the Ati-atihan Kalibo, will arrive to join and add color to the activity.