Saturday, May 18, 2013

Malay PNP still on Election related duties

Following the National declaration of overall peacefulness and order of Monday’s election, police personnel earlier deployed as augments were now returned to their mother units.

Their Election related duties however isn’t done yet.

According to PO1 Lou Dela Cruz of the Malay PNP, although the ten police augments in Malay has already been returned, and the election was over, their duties related to the elections still continues.

They are still particularly monitoring the gun ban policy, and still are conducting checkpoints.

While the liquor ban has been lifted, the gun ban however will still remain effective until June 12, 2013.

Meanwhile when asked if Malay PNP has recorded any election related incidents, so far Dela Cruz described it as “negative.”

The Malay Police also calls upon the public of their continuous cooperation.  

Friday, May 17, 2013


Sure you are leisurely walking along the four kilometer stretch coast of powdery white sand of the World’s Best Island of 2012 and 2013.

You get to enjoy the sunshine.

You can walk or lazily spend time along the coast or around the island, dine at restaurants and chill at its party places.

Want to do those in style?

It seems many have taken to wearing hats, in doing just that.

Two hats seem to stand out as choices: a fedora and a wide brim sun hat.

These hats seem to match too with the colors of the sand, establishments, and tropical plants of the island, and the island vibes.

In an interview on Thursday, May 16, Cherry Flores, the Sales lady of a souvenir shop at the beachfront, Station 2, and three (3) guys who did not want their names identified, said male and even female local tourists, Americans, and Russians prefer the fedora hat.

Meanwhile, the wide brim sun hat is preferred by female Chinese and Koreans.

The fedora costs P200 each but the price is negotiable, while the wide brim sun hat has a fixed price of P180 each.

While getting around Boracay, you could be among those who have chosen to have their tops covered with these hats.

Written and Contributed by: Rodel J. Abalus

Heavy traffic on the mainroad Barangay Balabag, is a pain in the head

The heavy traffic on the main road going to Sitio Bulabog, Barangay Balabag is really such a pain in the head.

This is how the drivers and the passengers described that busy pathway every day.

It also gives a bad impression to the tourists visiting the island.

According to one of the operators, the road is under maintenance of one of the biggest telecommunication company.

And it will take more than three months to work out for the said road.

One of the reasons of that heavy traffic is that there is no Malay Auxiliary Police to supervise it.

Barangay Tanods or sometimes one of the workers just voluntarily manages the flow of the traffic.

Based on the interview to Boracay Island Administrator, Glenn SacapaƱo, he will still verify to the Malay’s Engineering Department the content of the permit of the said telecommunication, and that they will address the concern right away.

(Kate Danice Panaligan)

Festival of the Winds, kicks off today

The island of Boracay is once again celebrating the Festival of the Winds spearheaded by the Philippine National Red Cross Boracay-Malay Chapter.

On this occasion, the lifeguards are going to showcase their skills during the Life Guard Competition which will be held at the front beach at a certain resort in station 2.

According to Janna Marasigan of PNRC-Boracay, the said competition is the highlights of the Festival of the Winds.

The opening ceremony was conducted at 8:00am early this morning and was attended by PNRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang who is supportive of the activity.

Marasigan added that the participant does not only include PNRC-Boracay, but as well as the delegates from around the country such as Cavite, Davao, Cebu, and  Zambales among others.

Aside from the life guard competition, a paraw regatta contest will also be conducted today, where there are 8 to 10 expected participants.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Congressional candidate Teodorico Haresco had been proclaimed the winner for the lone Congressional seat of Aklan, on Thursday, May 16.

The proclamation was held at the Session Hall of the Provincial Council of Aklan at around five in the morning.

PPRCV Boracay, has a call for newly elected officials

The Chief of the Boracay Tourist Assistance Center or BTAC has described the mid-term election in the island of Boracay as peaceful.

And the same was said by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPRCV.

According to the PPRCV, they were confident that the polls will be as orderly.

However, although there were no problems with the voting itself, there are a few un-cooperative political supporters who gave out sample ballots within the polling places.

Aside from this, there were some vote buying that were observed.

Nonetheless, there are still a number of honest individuals who refused such offers.

The PPRCV said that they have given their best to conduct the election successfully.

Meanwhile, the group calls upon the newly elected officials to practice their duties accordingly for the good of the community, particularly in Boracay and the entire municipality of Malay.

The PPRCV is a national lay movement of the church that was established way back in 1991.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


The winning candidates from Mayor to Councilmen were declared by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Buruanga Tuesday, May 14.

The Comelec declared Quezon Labindao as the Mayor of Buruanga.
However, many had expressed disagreement on the declaration by the Comelec.
According to complaints received by Yes FM 91.1, there was allegedly no truth to the declaration of the Comelec.
The camp of Atty. Daniel Cahilig, allegedly, also could not accept that the incumbent Mayor was still the winner.
Nevertheless, in an interview with Labindao, he said that the alleged protest related to his win was a defamation move by his opponents.
According to Labindao, nothing else could be done since he had been proclaimed by the Comelec, and that he was counting on Comelec’s declaration and believed that he won in the election.

Election winners in Boracay, celebrates

Two days after the May 13, 2013 mid-term elections, electoral candidates can finally breathe more easily.

In the island of Boracay and the entire municipality of Malay, the competition between candidates can be described as tense, particularly those running for council.

However, during the Election Day itself, and until the Comelec declared the winners, things went on more calmly and smoothly.

Meanwhile, yesterday, May 14, acts of appreciations from winning candidates, especially those who maintained being in the post as SB members, can be noticed everywhere.

Based on the station’s conducted interviews with some winning councilors, they stated that their constituents can ensure that their votes will not go to waste.