Saturday, July 6, 2013

Private Sector’s cooperation with the LGU, gladdens Mayor John Yap

Malay Mayor John Yap is glad with the private sector’s cooperation with the local government of Malay.

In an exclusive interview with Mayor Yap, he said, Boracay will never be in order if not for the community’s concern for the betterment of the island.

Mr. Yap particularly mentioned the participation of the stakeholders for the development of the Boracay Police.

Recently, the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce donated 150 pairs of shoes to the Police on bikes in the island.

Aside from this, the Mayor also confirmed that Commodore Leonard Tirol of the Boracay Action Group donated a land at Baranggay Manoc-manoc where BTAC’s Training Center will be constructed.

In line with this, Yap believes that the force will be upgraded and their performance will improve even more.

Meanwhile, the Ceremonial Ground Breaking of the Boracay Tourist Police Training Center and the Turn-over of Bicycle Patrols to BTAC was held yesterday.

It was attended by the members of the LGU, stakeholders, and other important personalities.

Dengue more severe than Chikungunya Viral Disease

We should worry more about Dengue than the rising viral disease Chikungunya.

This is what Malay Municipal Health Officer Dr. Adrian Salaver has said during an interview.

Salaver said that Chikungunya is more fatal than Dengue which can possibly lead to death.

But this doesn’t mean that it would be taken for granted.

Chikungunya is a viral disease that is also spread by mosquitoes.

Its symptoms include fever, severe joint pain, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rashes.

While it shares some clinical signs with dengue, the latter is marked with a fluctuating fever, aching eyes, pain at the legs, joints, and lumbar area, and a low heart rate.

Salaver added that the carrier mosquitoes usually come out during the evenings and early hours in the morning.

He advised the public to take precaution especially this rainy season.

Friday, July 5, 2013


The result for Boracay’s bid to host the Apec Summit 2015 is not yet known, and the Apec Secretariat has not yet turned up.

In a phone interview, it was learned from the Municipal Tourism Office (MTO) Officer Felix de los Santos that there was yet no information received by their office on when the result of the bidding will be known, and when the visit of the Apec Secretariat will be, contrary to what was earlier projected.

For additional information, the MTO officer referred this reporter to the Department of Tourism (DOT) Boracay Sub-Office.

Over the phone, DOT Boracay Sub-Office staff, John Mabugat said they called the DOT 6 Regional Office on Thursday morning, July 4 regarding the matter and was told that the arrival of the Apec Secretariat was not known and that the arrival will be a surprise.

In an earlier report by 93.5 Easy Rock, it was reported that the bidding result and the visit of the Apec Secretariat would be on the first week of July.

Written and Contributed by: Rodel J. Abalus

20 units of Mountain Bikes for Boracay Police, to be turned over today

Twenty units of Mountain Bikes are set to be turned over to the members of the Boracay Tourists Assistance Center (BTAC) today.

According to BTAC Chief Police Sr./Insp. Joeffer Cabural, the said turn over will be led by Philippine National Police Director General, Alan Purisima.

He will be joined by Provincial Governor Joeben Miraflores, Malay Mayor John Yap, DOT Regional Director Atty. Helen Catalbas, DILG-6 Regional Director Evelyn Trompeta, and some representatives of stakeholders in the island.

The event will be conducted together with the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the construction of a PNP Tourists Training School at Sitio Bantud, Brgy. Manoc-manoc.

Cabural also said that these bicycles are intended not to compete with the motorcycles but for the prompt response to any untoward incidents on the island.

It also aims to widen the force’s Area of Responsibility, especially during patrols.

Previously, 20 BTAC members have undergone a 2-week “Bicycle Training” at Camp Delgado in Iloilo City.

This was the first batch of training for the new PNP Program, which focuses primarily in Western Visayas, particularly in Boracay Island.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Caticlan Jetty Port administrator not keen on adding security personnel

"If  the need arises."

This is the respond of Jetty Port Administrator Nieven Maquirang  when ask if they have plans in adding security personnel in Caticlan Jetty Port.

According to Maquirang, they have maintained the safe and peaceful visit of tourists in the island of Boracay.

At this time, they will not employ additional security personnel even the arrival of tourists continues to increase.

They will just be doing an augmentation during peak season.

On the other hand, Maquirang revealed that they are on bidding process with regards to purchasing x-ray machine for Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) vessels in the next 2 months.

He added that they will be building an enclosure for the XRAY machine for the said transportation means.

(News Contribution: Kate Panaligan)

Former Malay Councilor Dante Pagsugiron, wishes to be an observer in the SB Session

Former Sangguniang Bayan Member Dante Pagsugiron conveys his intention to be an observer during the Tuesday Sessions of the SB Malay.

Pagsugiron expressed this at the Inauguration Speech of the new set of officials held at the Malay Session Hall last Tuesday.

He revealed that he wish to be an observer to both the newly appointed and old members of the council every time it’s Weekly Session will be conducted.

According to the former council member, every time the SB proposes a new ordinance to be implemented, he will bridge or will serve as a liaison and communicate the discussion to Mayor John Yap.

However, he still has to request this to the Mayor, if he will be allowed to take such position.

He added that although he is no longer on the post, he is eager to be of service to the municipality.

Pagsugiron has served as SB Member of Malay for almost 9 years, and his term ended last June.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mayor John Yap, led Malay’s new set of Officials’ Inauguration Speech

Led by Mayor John Yap, the Inauguration Speech of Malay’s new set of Officials was conducted Tuesday.

Held at the Malay Session Hall, it was attended by different Department Heads of the LGU, as well as representatives from the private sectors.

During the occasion, each member of the council delivered their speech and extended their gratitude to those who supported them.

They also assured the public of their help for the betterment of Malay.

The group was warmly welcomed by Mayor Yap and newly elected Vice Mayor Wilbec Gelito, who served as presiding officer for the said inauguration.

Here, new ordinances are expected to be implemented by the SB.

Meanwhile, the department heads also extended their congratulations to the members of the council.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


The suspect in the estafa and swindling in Boracay, David Kohl, admitted asking for donation for United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF).

In an exclusive interview with Kohl by Yes FM 91.1 he said he and his companions are from the marketing department of UNICEF and that they had permit from Kalibo and Malay.

Nevertheless, Kohl said his other companions were already in Manila and he was left in Boracay.

The suspect is now in the custody of the Boracay PNP after two (2) resorts complained since he was not able to pay his obligations.

The suspect emphasized that his bill of more than sixty thousand pesos (P60,000.00+) at the first hotel which complained had been settled.

While for the second resort, he admitted that he was given a chance to pay.

He added though that the second resort was not able to wait which ended to him being detained at the Boracay PNP.

Meanwhile, according to Officer on Case PO1 Jessie Lauz, one of the resorts is determined to file estafa and swindling case on the suspect who is from Batangas street, Manila.

It was learned that the suspect stayed in Boracay resort on February 20 until March 2 of the current year and was not able to pay his bills and cell phone loads at the resort

Sunday, June 30, 2013


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The wages for workers in the island of Boracay and the province of Aklan was discussed on Friday, June 28.

The Public Consultation on Wages was held by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) VI of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at a resort in Boracay.

Employees and management groups from different hotels and establishment in Boracay and the province of Aklan attended.

Attendees were divided into two (2) groups: the employee and management groups. The groups had their own speakers and had the chance to present their points, and the points presented were then discussed.

Meanwhile, according to RTWPB VI Director Ponciano Ligutom, if employees would really like to have salary increase at their workplace, the employees should think thoroughly about the exact amount to be added if ever a salary increase is approved.

On the other hand, according to a member of the RTWPB, the consultation on wage issues that was held will still be talked about at the Board of Hearing of Region 6 since it is a sensitive matter and sufficient basis is needed on why wage should be increased especially in Boracay Island.