Friday, August 17, 2012

Bar Enclosure in Boracay Supported by and with Suggestion from the DOT

The Bar enclosure in Boracay is supported by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

In an interview, DOT Boracay Officer in Charge Tim Ticar said that it is appropriate for the Local Government (LGU) of Malay to look into the noise made by bars in the island.

According to Ticar, the noise problem has been in the island since 1998.

He added that there are tourists who would like to take a rest at night but are disturbed and irritated by the noise.

This is because aside from the fact that the resort or hotel where they stay are near disco bars, the disco bars play music loudly even during the early hours.

However, Ticar said instead of turning off or stopping the playing of music when twelve midnight strikes, it would be better to turn down the volume or put in place sound barriers to prevent the loud sound being heard outside and avoid disturbing those who are taking a rest.

This is because not all bars in the island are in the residential areas, or near resorts.

Aside from this, there are tourists who are really looking for a night life when in Boracay, and it is a let-down to stop their merry making by putting a stop to the music according to Ticar.

Regarding the matter, Ticar suggested that the Memorandum of Agreement be reviewed thoroughly.

Assisi Development Foundation Incorporated visits Ati Community in Boracay

Assisi Development Foundation Incorporated will be visiting the Ati Community in Boracay.

This is in relation to the celebration or thanks giving of the Ati Community for having received the land given to them by the Government as an ancestral domain.

Also present is the foundation’s Vice Chair/Treasurer Viel Aquino Dee, who is also a younger sibling of President Benigno Aquino III.

This has been confirmed by Police Inspector Al Loren Bigay of Boracay Tourist Assistance Center and said that they will assist the Presidential Security Group or PSG in giving VIP Escort

It has been 4 months since the Ati Community have occupied the mentioned land at Sitio Tulubhan, Manoc-manoc.

In line with this, a Cultural Gathering will take place in the area this afternoon.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Driving while drunk, motorcycle driver in Boracay met an accident, passenger, injured

Reckless imprudence resulting to physical injuries.

This is the case that 21 year old motorcycle driver, Bryan Beldia from Pilar, Capiz will be facing after an accident at Sitio Lugutan, Manoc-manoc, Boracay.

At the initial investigation of the Boracay PNP, the suspect was drunk during the incident causing him to lose balance while driving.

The driver got himself a scraped knee, aches and pains, while his passenger suffered a wound on the head.

The driver reasoned that his commuter was also drunk and was restless causing him to lose control and skid down at the stock pile in the area of the road which is still under construction.

Beldia and his motorcycle are currently at the custody of Boracay PNP, while his passenger is now at the hospital.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Malay Ready for Typhoon - Malay Administrator

The Local Government of Malay expressed readiness for the arrival of any typhoon in the country.
Malay Administrator Godofredo Sadiasa confidently articulated this to Yes FM Boracay this morning saying that the Disaster Risk Reduction Management of the Local Government of Malay is around.
Aside from this, he said that there are many agencies on alert and are ready to assist from the government, active groups and volunteers in Boracay like the Boracay Action Group and Red Cross.
Although Sadiasa expressed confidence on the readiness of the Local Government of Malay, he hoped that the calamity experienced by Manila and parts of Luzon would not hit Malay and Boracay.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New 24 Hour Color Coding Scheme - Peaceful & Trouble Free - BLTMPC

Peaceful and problem free--this was how Boracay Land and Transportation Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) Chairman Ryan Tubi described the 24 hour Color Coding Scheme which started in Boracay yesterday.

In an interview, Tubi said that there were no complaints made about the new Color Coding Scheme schedule.

Previously, the Color Coding was only 12 hours per day, 7 days a week. But since allegedly due to the request of tricycle drivers to make the color Coding 24 hours, the request was granted.

It was said that the reason given by the tricycle drivers for the request was that 12 hours of work was not enough, and the new 24 hour schedule would be beneficial since the drivers would have 24 hours for a rest in preparation for the next day of work.

Meanwhile, Tubi is confident that the scheme is followed because the Police, Municipal Auxiliary Police and even the office of the BLTMPC are on watch 24 hours a day.

There are two tricycle colors in the island: blue and yellow.

The tricycles plying the streets of the island yesterday were only colored blue, while yellow is the color of tricycles plying the streets today. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fire Prevention for Malay and Boracay: Continuous - Bureau of Fire

The guarding and campaign against fire by the Bureau Fire Malay-Boracay is continuous. 

This was confirmed by Fire Inspector Joseph Cadag in an interview this morning.

 Cadag said that his office is still coordinating with the Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) in fixing “spaghetti wires” or entangled wires.

Recently, a boarding house at Sitio Lugutan, Yapak Village allegedly almost got burned because two electric wires got in contact with each other on the roof.

Aside from this incident, complaints were received from Balabag for having no electricity since electric wires on an AKELCO post short circuited.

Cadag appealed to residents and commercial establishments in Malay and Boracay to avoid fire all the time.

He added that the program and campaign of the Bureau of Fire is ongoing through inspections to safeguard the life and property of people.

Three deaths due to drowning in Boracay denied by Philippine Coastguard

The Philippine Coastguard has denied the issue regarding three deaths due to drowning in Boracay this past week.

According to PO1 Bobby Elbano of Coast Guard Boracay, they don’t even know where the information came from while they are the ones with the data of like incidents in the Island.

Recently, news about three victims who drowned and died in Boracay had come out in the national media, the reason why Coastguard Boracay had to dig into their records to explain this matter to the District Command.

Elbano stated that there are indeed incidents of drowning in the Island but these had occurred on three separate dates.

One of which had happened last July 29 where an 18 year old female from Iloilo drowned and died.

With the other cases, they only received a confirmation from the hospitals, where in one of its victim is a Korean national.

Elbano also said that if there are like-incidents in Boracay and no one has given them information, it is still their responsibility to investigate and have it confirmed.