Barangay Yapak took home the award as Malay’s “Cleanest and Organized” Barangay for 2012.
This is in line with the conducted contest b the Municipality of Malay which was spearheaded by the Municipal Tourism Office (MTO) and was a Beautification Program of the four Barangays which are the tourist’s direct destination.
This includes Brgy, Caticlan - which is the entry point of Boracay – Manoc-manoc, Balabag, and Yapak.
Yapak bagged the mentioned award and took home a 20,000 pesos cash prize.
While Yapak’s closest contender, Barangay Manoc-manoc landed on second place and received Php 15,000.
Caticlan came on 3rd with Php 10,000 and Balabag at 4th with 5,000 pesos.
The judges based on the preparations and results of the community’s cooperation in cleaning their areas as well as the decorations on the main road which would look desirable to tourists.
Meanwhile the MTO clarified that the judge’s criteria did not include or is separate from the also ongoing contest among the Zones/Seldas in Barangay Balabag saying they are only focusing on the main roads.
The result of this MTO contest was revealed during the LGU Malay’s Christmas Party held last December 22.