The criticism on the alleged frequent absence of Mayor John Yap was positively received by his camp.
According to Malay Administrator Godofredo Sadiasa, if ever the Chief Executive travels, it is part of his job, and if he goes on vacation or go out of the country, it is the right of the Mayor.
Sadiasa added that included in the travels of the Mayor are if there are invitations for gatherings for him to represent the Town of Malay or Boracay.
Aside from this, Sadiasa said it does not mean that he had taken his work for granted since there are personnel like department heads whom he leaves behind to respond when his constituency has needs.
The Administrator said that they are thankful to those people who were able to notice and are watching over the Mayor which means they are concerned about the town.
The Mayor was not in town in the previous days, and the past week and he temporarily let Vice Mayor Ceciron Cawaling take charge.
There have been some critics who have said that it seemed Mayor Yap was already confident with his position since he has no opponent in the May 2013 Mid Term Elections.