Saturday, June 8, 2013

Malay PESO Office, to conduct a Job Fair on June 14

Attention all job seekers in Malay!

The Public Employment Service Office or PESO will be conducting a job fair this coming June 14, 2013.

According to PESO Officer Dennis Briones, this program is being carried out annually to give an opportunity to Malaynons who are seeking for jobs.

The Job Fair will kick off at 9a.m. until 4p.m. at Malay covered court.

The said program is also a part of the celebration of the Anniversary of the Municipality.

Briones added that this is open to all those who are interested, especially the residents of Malay.

The PESO Officer also advised those applying to bring with them a number of copies of their resumes, for more chance of acquiring the job they wish to have particularly in the island of Boracay.

Top Ten Taxpayers in Malay, to be awarded this month

An award will be given to the Top Ten Tax Payers in Malay on Saturday next week.

According to Malay SB Secretary, Concordia Alcantara, the awarding will be conducted together with the celebration of the 64th Anniversary of Malay.

Alcantara added that this is an annual activity to recognize the stakeholders, particularly in the island of Boracay which is one of the centers of economy.

The SB Secretary also said that that they are hoping that those who will be awarded are those resorts in the island that has a huge income and are paying their taxes properly.

Together with this occasion, is the recognition of Young Malaynon Achievers, which is now on its second year.

The said Young Malaynon Achievers is an example of youths who had brought honor to the Municipality of Malay and to their selves by, for instance, passing examinations such as Board and BAR exams.

Boracay Parish church observes the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Boracay Holy Rosary Parish Church is one with the nation in observing the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

A mass will be held at the Balabag Parish today, June 08, 2013 at 10am.

The said mass will be celebrated simultaneously in all the Catholic churches in the country.

This consecration is part of the Year of Faith observance and also part of the nine-year preparation for the 2021 celebration of the arrival of the Christian faith in the Philippines.

Meanwhile in Archbishop of Manila Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle's letter to all churches in the country, he encouraged to gather all the faithful to take part and to pour their heart and soul " this act of consecration, to reinvigorate the world in the love of God."

By: Shelah Casiano

Friday, June 7, 2013


A bid to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 Summit was presented by Boracay to the APEC Secretariat on May 27, 2013.

According to Malay Municipal Tourism Officer, Felix De Los Santos, he, in behalf of Malay Mayor, John Yap, together with Cesar Rodriguez from the Office of Congressman Miraflores, Chairman of the House of Representatives, Committee on Tourism, Alma Belejerdo, the Municipal Planning & Development Officer, and Mellissa Ledesma, Director of Sales & Marketing of Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa, went to AIM Conference Center Manila to present Boracay’s bid in hosting the 2015 APEC Summit which is to be held in the Philippines.

It was learned during the interview with De Los Santos on Thursday, June 6, that there were nine (9) bidders who proposed to host the 2015 APEC Summit. 

He further added that the result of the bidding will be known in the next few weeks.

Written and Contributed by: Rodel J. Abalus


The 64th Founding Anniversary of Malay will be celebrated this June 15, 2013.

Malay Municipal Tourism Officer, Felix De Los Santos said in an interview with Easy Rock and Yes FM Boracay that in connection to the celebrations, “Seedling Potting,” and a “Family Day” for Municipal employees will be held on June 12.

On June 14, a “Job Fair” by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) is scheduled. A Mainland marathon and cycling by the Municipal Transportation Unit under the Mayor’s Office will also take place during the day, and at night time, the bands “Binhi” from Iloilo, and “Sakramento” from Paradise Garden, Boracay Island will perform a back to back concert.

During the 64th Foundation Day of Malay itself, a mass will start the celebrations at 7:30 in the morning, followed by a parade, and a Foundation Day program wherein the awarding of the top 10 taxpayers of Malay shall take place.

“Larong Lahi” (games of ancestors) will be held in the afternoon, and a “Grand Binayle” (public dance) will cap the celebrations to be held at the Mainland of Malay.

Asked for concluding message during the interview held on Thursday, June 06, he added, “If you love Boracay, do something, share something, act something for sustainable globally competitive tourism industry in the Island of Boracay, and Municipality of Malay.”

Written and Contributed by: Rodel J. Abalus

The Municipality of Malay is a first class municipality in the province of AklanPhilippines

Aklan (Aklan: Akean, Aklan pronunciation: [ak'ɤn]) is a province of the Philippines in the Western Visayas Region. 
It is the oldest province in the Philippines. 
Its capital is Kalibo. 

1st week of school in Boracay, generally peaceful

It has been 5 days since the opening of classes, and the problem free environment among students, parents and teachers’ are noticeable.

In fact, according to Boracay Tourist Assistance Center or BTAC PNP Chief, Police Senior Inspector Joeffer Cabural, the first day of school in the island is generally peaceful.

The BTAC office haven’t received any complaints or recorded any incidents related to the class opening.

Cabural added that they are continuously working on “Oplan Balik Eskwela” wherein the force consistently monitors the schools in Boracay, as well as its surroundings.

The same was described in the opening of classes 2013 by the Philippine National Police on the national level.

This however excludes the few situations occurring inside the schools such as the on-going enrollment in some parts of the country.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


The successive power interruptions on Wednesday, June 5 at some areas of Boracay Island were explained by Akelco.

According to Akelco Boracay Area Engineer, Arnaldo Arboleda, the bad weather during the dawn of Wednesday which caused the brown out was not expected.

Arboleda said that in their inspection of their electric lines, it was found out that in connection to the bad weather, coconut leaves at the area of Balabag Village were the cause of the loss of electric power.

The power interruptions meanwhile caused confusion among the public, since allegedly, they were not informed ahead so they could have prepared specially that classes had already opened in Boracay for the current school year.

On the other hand, Arboleda informed the residents and stakeholders of Boracay Island that Akelco will right away give advisory if the electric company will have power interruptions so residents and the public can prepare.

School’s Preparedness for Dengue Fever

Rainy season brings lot of fun, greenery and cool climate with it.

However, it is also the season that Dengue Fever cases increases.

With this, schools are preparing for this scenario.

Biological Science high school teacher, Mr. Fernando Delos Reyes, said in an interview yesterday that the Lamberto Tirol National High School in Yapak, is habitually checking their drainage area and places where water usually deposits.

This is the primary method of controlling the habitat or breeding places of Aedes aegypti  mosquito.

Advisers particularly science teachers are also strictly monitoring “waste management’ and safety precaution in their school.

Delos Reyes added that aside from everyday cleaners they are closely checking that students are properly disposing their garbage in the assigned area.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causing a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue.

(Contributed by: Kate Danice Panaligan)

Expansion of sewer line in Bolabog area, to be wrapped up by Boracay Water in July

The Boracay Island Water Company will finish their sewer line expansion project in the month of July.

According to Boracay Water Customer Service Officer, Acs Aldaba, after the expansion - which is in Bolabog area - the establishments can be able to have their sewer lines connected.

The mentioned area has no existing sewer line and that the status of their work is still ongoing.

Aldaba also added that they won’t be leaving the holes on the streets as they will have these repaired after.

Meanwhile, when asked about the flooding experienced by the Boracay National High School particularly on rainy days, Aldaba said that the problem is in the drainage.

And that they have been working on this as their way of helping the school.

The project has said to have started in June 2012.


Job applicants are being cautioned about illegal recruiters and unlicensed business establishments and recruitment agencies.
According to a press release from the Aklan Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager, Vivian Ruiz Solano, as a member of the Aklan Provincial Anti-Illegal Recruitment (AIR) Task Force, it is PESO’s responsibility to safeguard the welfare of Aklanons against opportunistic employers who pretend to give good jobs to job applicants.
Furthermore, Aklan Provincial PESO was also instructed to give information regarding job vacancies.
This includes giving information to radio, television and print media.
In connection to the aforementioned, the Aklan Provincial PESO appealed to the Media that before giving or airing information on hiring and job vacancies, it should be made sure that the matter had passed through the Aklan Provincial PESO Office.
In addition, job applicants to consultancy firms and for oversees hiring are given extra caution.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) had earlier advised the public to be cautious of immigration consultants and travel agencies which aside from offering packages, also promise employment to those who would migrate to other countries.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Problem related to Balabag Baranggay ID, to be acted upon by Brgy. Capt. Lilibeth Sacapaño

“Within this week, as long as the ink is available, I will have it done.”

This is what Balabag Baranggay Captain Lilibeth Sacapaño has said as a response to a complaint raised by a certain resident to Yes FM 911.

According to the complainant, whose name was withheld, they haven’t got their Baranggay IDs yet.

This is despite the fact that they were told to go back and get it for a number of times by the Baraggay’s photographer/technician, Marvin Maguindanao.

What made it worst is when she was told that her “fare” will be given back.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Baranggay Captain Sacapaño, she said that she didn’t know that this kind of problem exist in releasing baranggay IDs.

Sacapaño added that she will make sure to look into this problem for her to give action.
The Brgy. Capt. further explained that acquiring a Baranggay ID should not be a difficult process as long as the requirements are being provided.

The station tried to obtain Mr. Maguindanao’s reaction, but he refused to give his comment.

The processing of Baranggay IDs started off last January 2013, however there are still a number of people who applies and keeps going back, waiting for their IDs to be released.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


A seminar from the Civil Service Commission at Iloilo will be attended by different government agencies of Malay.
According to Department of Tourism (DoT) Officer In Charge,Tim Ticar, the aim of the seminar is to improve the supervisory knowledge of government unit administrators.
Ticar also said another aim of the seminar is to develop the ongoing projects of different agencies of the government in the province of Aklan especially the Island of Boracay the center of tourism in the country.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 5 until Friday, June 7.

DOLE to launch a Construction Safety Training in Boracay

A Construction Safety Training is set to be conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment in Boracay on June 17.

According to Aklan DOLE Head Vidiolo Salvacion, the training covers a very important subject particularly for those who are working in the construction industry.

This will be on a First come First serve basis and is free.

Those who are interested should register or visit DOLE Aklan Field Office at 2nd floor Casa Martelino Building, 19 Martyrs’ Street, Kalibo, Aklan.

Together with the Occupational Safety and Health Center Manila, DOLE will be conducting the training within 5 days for what was called small and sub-constructors.

For more inquiries contact Aklan Field Office at 268-5420, 500-7107 or at cell phone no. 09173273132.

Monday, June 3, 2013


No untoward incidents were recorded by the Department of Education (Deped) during the school opening in Aklan this year.

According to Deped Program Supervisor, Michael Rapiz, the opening of classes was peaceful because of the monitoring held on schools before the opening.

In relation to this, the Program Supervisor thanked those who gave assistance to DepEd for the opening of classes this year.

He thanked the Media, Education stakeholders and different government agencies.

In the meantime, while teachers, students, and especially parents were busy for the opening of classes in the Island of Boracay, the Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) assisted in securing the safety of students.