Saturday, October 19, 2013

Aklan Government, extends gratitude to those who took part in MS Superstar Gemini’s arrival in Boracay

Written by Jay-ar Arante

The Aklan Provincial Government is extending its gratitude to those who helped and took part in the successful visit of the cruise ship MS Superstar Gemini in Boracay last Thursday.

Led by Aklan Governor Joeben Miraflores and Vice Governor Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo, the government is thanking those who made the occasion possible and effectively done.

First in line are the Local Government of Malay, Department of Tourism, and other private agencies who contributed to make the tourists and other passengers of the cruise ship feel welcomed.

Gratitude was also given to the members of the PNP, PCG, and “bantay-dagat” or sea patrols for ensuring the safety of the intended areas.

MS Superstar Gemini’s visit was made possible, primarily through the management of Wallem Philippines.

Meanwhile, before the year 2013 ends, another cruise ship called the MS Superstar Aquarius will be coming to Boracay.

Its arrival is expected on November 4.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

3 candidates for Barangay Chairman of Malay, pronounced no contender

Written by Jay-ar Arante

The victory of the three candidates for the position of Barangay Chairman on the upcoming election was assured as it was pronounced that the three have no contender.

It is after the conducted filing of (COC) or the certificate of candidacy this week wherein more of them have no opponent.

According to Malay Comelec Election Officer II Elma Cahilig, there are 7 villages in the town of Malay but only 1 has filed a COC.

This includes Barangay Cubay Norte, Cubay |Sur, Dumlog, Motag, Naasog, Napaan and Sambiray.

It was confirmed that there are 5 participants for the Barangay Yapak wherein they have been considered having the largest number of aspirants.

While there are 2 for Brgy. Balabag, as well as 2 for Barangay Manoc-manoc.

Hence, Cahilig said that the voters must vote wisely and select the right person for the position to lead, for the reason that it is the basic unit of the society where as everything will begin.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer

Tricycle operators, taught on how to properly dispose used oil

Written by Cristy Dela Torre

Tricycle operators and drivers in Boracay were taught on how to properly dispose used oils.

This is what Land Transport Multi Purpose Cooperative or BLTMPC General Manager Ryan Tubi confidently said, in relation to the discarded fuel following a change-oil.

According to Tubi, although the operators/drivers have their own individual way or process, it is assured that it is being done properly. It is also being recycled and or buried in the ground.

They are also aware how it can be of harm to the environment.

Meanwhile, Tubi said that the LGU Malay has no specific regulation on this matter, therefore the BLTMPC itself taught or are teaching the operators and drivers on the proper disposal of the said used oil.

Translated by  Shelah Casiano

Friday, October 18, 2013

Comelec Malay, expects an influx on last day of filing of COCs

Written by Jay-ar Arante

Comelec Malay is expecting the influx of Baranggay Election aspirants on the last day of filing of Certificate of Candidacy or COCs.

On the first day of filing, the municipality of Malay already has more than 100 candidates who registered.

According to Malay Comelec Election Officer II Elma Cahilig, there are areas whose candidate for Baranggay Captain has no rivals.

Cahilig said that there office is open from 8am to 5pm for those who wish to register.

The Comelec also stresses out that there will be no extension for the filing of COCs.

Meanwhile, the campaign period will start tomorrow until the 26th.

The commission is now ready for the baranggay elections on October 28.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Thursday, October 17, 2013

PNP, PCG and Sea patrols, assembled by Wallem Philippines for tomorrow’s cruise arrival

Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The Wallem Philippines met with the members of Malay and Boracay PNP, the Philippine Coastguard, and other sea patrols as preparation for the arrival of another cruise ship tomorrow.

Representatives from the shipping company itself have oriented the group on how to beef up the security.

Boracay PNP Chief PS/Insp. Joeffer Cabural said that they will be dispatching 116 police personnel in areas in the island where the cruisers will be going to.

The Coast Guard, on the other hand, will deploy 20 of its members to keep an eye on guests who will be joining the Island hopping.

The sea patrols, meanwhile, will be in charge in securing the cruise ship’s perimeter as well as the safety of its passengers.

The force will also include the Malay Auxiliary Police who will take control over the flow of the traffic, and to give way to the visitors to avoid delays.

The MS Superstar Gemini is expected to arrive at 5am and will be returning back to Manila to continue travelling to China at 6pm.

It carries with it around 1,271 passengers and 973 crew members.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bureaus of Malay and Boracay, on its thorough preparation for the Arrival of Cruise ship on Thursday

Written by Jay-ar Arante

Bureaus of Malay and Boracay are now on its comprehensive preparation for the near arrival of the Cruise ship on Thursday.

Candidly, they have conducted a meeting with regards to the safety and untoward happenings on its arrival.

At hand on the meeting includes Philippine Coastguard (PCG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Depart of Tourism (DOT), and some other concerned agencies.

Representatives for Wallem Philippines were also on the said gathering were also present to express gratitude to the said authorities for the preparations done for the said event.

It was apprehended that the ship will arrive at 5 in the morning at will leave the Island at 3 pm of that day.

For the time being the said meeting is still ongoing for undertake necessary matters on the arrival of MS Superstar Gemini in the Island.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer

Fr. Crisostomo advised candidates for upcoming election

Written by Gloria Villas

Advice was given to candidates for the Village election happening in October by Fr. Arnold Crisostomo of the Balabag Holy Parish Church.

According to Fr. Crisostomo, candidates should be fair in campaigning and their program should also be clear.

He also hoped that the candidates would have plans for the betterment of their respective village.

Respect for the aspirations of their fellow candidates is also needed, and mud-slinging should be avoided according to Fr. Crisostomo.

He added that winning does not depend on courage and influence as a candidate.

Instead, candidates should take sportsmanship into consideration for a better community.

Meanwhile, the priest advised voters to choose someone who deserves to be voted and could do something good for the community.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

PRC Boracay-Malay Chapter, extends gratitude to LGU Malay

Written by Bert Dalida

The Philippine Red Cross Boracay-Malay Chapter is celebrating its second year in the municipality.

With this, the chapter extends its gratitude to the local government of Malay for its support.

Through the PRC Chapter Lifeguards Report for the month of October, the PRC acknowledged how they are recognized by the local and international community as well as the tourists in Boracay with the support of Malay Mayor John Yap.

In line with this, the PRC also reported their achievements such as the recognition from the Philippine Red Cross Headquarters last March 11, placing the chapter at Top 7 in the Highest Population Coverage for Membership and Resource Generation award of Excellence.

 Meanwhile, the PRC continues on their appeal for and hopes for an ongoing support from the Office of the Mayor for the success of Red Cross programs, particularly on life guard services.

 Translated by Shelah Casiano

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

HIV Cases in Aklan, increases this 2013 says PHO

Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases in Aklan increased this 2013 compared to the past year.

According to Aklan Provincial Health Officer Dr. Victor Sta. Maria, they have recorded 28 cases of HIV compared to 2012’s 24 cases.
Sta. Maria added that the Provincial Hospital has a satellite treatment, which is from Iloilo, which is being used for those who wish to have themselves checked.

Many HIV-positive patients do not show any symptoms, the doctor said.

This is its difference from AIDS which signs and symptoms can be found.

Meanwhile there is an Anti Retroviral drug that can be bought in the hospital in order to be relieved from the infection.

The PHO is encouraging those individuals who are having doubts that they may have acquired the said disease to consult a doctor to avoid more serious infections and to have early treatment.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

DOT, gives “padyak” (pedicab) operators some reminders

Written by Cristy dela Torre

Not only the tricycles in Boracay are gaining patronage from the tourists but also the “padyaks” (pedicabs) also known as “trisikad.”

In fact it is noticeable how some tourists enjoy the ride.

In line with this, Department of Tourism Boracay OIC Tim Ticar reminds the pedicab drivers and or operators to be careful.

He added that they should avoid or should not go rushing along with the traffic.
Ticar also reminded them of maintaining the vehicle, both in efficiency and cleanliness, for it to be more pleasant.

Moreover, the DOT OIC said that they should also take care of the security of the visitors, as Boracay and Malay’s living mainly depends on them.

Therefore it is just right to give them the best service that they deserve.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Monday, October 14, 2013

Delivery of Electric Tricycle starts this month

Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Gerweiss Motors Corporation will start to deliver the Electric Tricycles (e-trike) this month of October in the Island of Boracay.

According to Gerweiss Motors Corporation President and CEO Sean Gerard Villoria, before the month is to end, the said vehicle will be brought in and is ready for usage.

Villoria added that they will bring at least 10 to 30 e-trikes and will follow every end of the month, until they will complete the target.

On his first statement he said  that the delivery was supposed to be last month, but due to some instances it has been delayed.

It was realized that it will be the replacement on the tricycles that are currently transporting in the Island to avoid pollution and heavy traffic.

Meanwhile some of the people of Boracay affirmed that they’ve been waiting for the E-trike to add attraction in the Island.

Therefore, Boracay will be the first ever place wherein Electric Tricycle transportation takes place.

Translated by  Carla N. Suñer

Filing of COC for the Village and SK Election Started Today

Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) started on Friday, October 11.

This is for those running for Village Election in October of the current year.

According to Malay Comelec Election Officer II, Elma Cahilig, they are prepared for the possible numerous number of candidacy filers from October 11 until 17.

Meanwhile, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) stressed to potential candidates that there will be no extension in the filing of COC.

The deadline for the filing of COC is only until October 17 at five in the afternoon (5pm).

In addition, the Comelec also reminded candidates who had filed their Certificate of Candidacy that campaigning is not yet allowed since the campaign period will only start on October 18.

Furthermore, the Comelec of Malay announced that their office is open from eight in the morning (8am) until five in the afternoon (5pm) for those who are going to file their COC.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

Suspect in the murder of Ati spokesperson Dexter Condez, still searched for

Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The search by authorities for the suspect in the murder of Ati Spokesperson Dexter Condez is still ongoing.

On October 1, 2013, a warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Domingo Casiple Jr. of Kalibo Aklan Regional Trial Court Branch 7 for the arrest of suspect Daniel Celestino.

According to Boracay PNP Chief PS/Insp. Joeffer Cabural, they right away went to the house of the suspect at Malinao, Aklan but failed to find the suspect.

Nevertheless, their search for Celestino continues particularly at places he may go.

Cabural added that they had coordinated with other police in the province of Aklan and nearby places.

Meanwhile, on October 2 of the present year, the Boracay Ati Community expressed its disappointment since the suspect could no longer be found.

Dexter Condez is the Ati leader who was killed while he was on his way home to their village at Sitio Lugutan, Manoc-Manoc Boracay on February 22 of the current year.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

Some of the youth in Aklan took against the SK Abolition

Written by Jay-ar Arante

Several of the youth in the province Aklan, took against the abolition of the SK election on October 28.

According to Aklan SK Provincial Federation and Regional Director for Visayas President Bob Augusto F. Legaspi, they accepted the fact that their term will end this year, except its abolition.

Legaspi added that they have been through trainings that help them out to become a leader of the Filipino Youth.

Some of their accomplishment that they have is the educational tour that shaped them to become a responsible youth, and lead the society with dignity.

It will be recalled that this September a   SK Regional End-term Congress was done in Boracay to tackle the said matter.

Meanwhile, Senator Bongbong Marcos personally stated the said postponement that has been a law right after President Aquino had signed.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer