Friday, October 25, 2013

DOLE conferred advice due to alleged Aeta discrimination in Boracay

Written by Gloria Villas

The (Department of Labor and Employment) DOLE Aklan conferred advice on the Aetas that were allegedly being discriminated.

According to the DOLE, everyone does have the right and that if those persons perceive their physical appearance, they were told not to mind those, wherein what’s more important is the noble job that they have.

Furthermore it was said that more of the aetas are now capable and is working on some resorts and establishment in the Island, but leaving the job is their last option in order not to be discriminated.

DOLE added, the Aetas are permitted to inform the Commission on Human rights and the  National Comission on Indigeneous people (NCIP) once their human rights is being abused.

Meanwhile, the Aetas are still grateful for the support given by the concerned agencies and organizations in the Island.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer

SB Malay to draft a resolution for the rapid-upgrading of the Boracay Hospital

Written by Alan C. Palma

SB Member Floribar Bautista appealed for a draft a resolution to persevere to the Province of Aklan in order to rapidly secure and establishment of the modern-medical equipments for the Boracay Hospital.

It is what Bautista said through a privilege speech on the 14th regular Session of SB Malay on Tuesday.

He particularly cited an example wherein the death of a passenger MS Superstar Gemini happened to died here.

According to him, though it occurred that the said passenger has passed away due to illness, with that it is still a must for the hospital to be equipped whenever such incident will take place, and might have been treated.

Bautista insisted, in which he said that the province is gaining million pesos worth of collection and that cruise ship arrivals are about to come to visit the Island, it is the appropriate time to fast track the placement of the necessitate of the efficient medical equipments on the said hospital.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer

Malay MDRRMC, to be called for in relation to disaster preparedness

Written by Alan Palma

“Are we ready for any disaster such as earthquakes?”

This is what SB Member Rowen Aguirre asked his colleagues in relation to disaster preparedness matters.

The SB Member wanted to know the structure and composition of the MDRRMC in Malay to identify what action should be done to ensure the safety particularly in the island of Boracay.

According to Aguirre, calamities such as earthquakes should not be taken for granted, more so that the safety of the tourists are in line.

Exercises like earthquake drills, alongside the protocols and set-up of the rescuers must be prepared in case disasters would strike.

It also a must he said to know what and if materials and or facilities are available, and who is to be assigned to take over the management of the situation.

In line with this, the MDRRMC-Malay will be called upon for a meeting this week.

In the previous weeks, a powerful quake shook Central Visayas which left home and properties destroyed and cost more than 180 lives.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Two Chinese Nationals, wounded in a jet-ski collision in Boracay

Written by Gloria Villas

Two Chinese nationals were wounded after the jet-ski they were riding got hit by another jet ski.

According to the report of the Philippine Coastguard-Boracay, the two Chinese nationals Ms Liu Ye, 24 years old, and Ms Xu Rongjun, 24 years old were riding a jet-ski when all of a sudden they were hit by another jet-ski driven by Libyan national Mr. Alis Mleitan, 25 years old.

Because of the strong impact of the collision, the rib of Ye broke. The right arm and left ankle of Xu also got broken.

Meanwhile, it was fortunate that only minor injuries were sustained by Mleitan.

Based on the investigation of the PCG, the accident occurred on Tuesday, October 22, at an area estimated to be 300 meters Southwest of Angol point, Manoc-Manoc village, Boracay at around 5:20 in the afternoon.

On the other hand, the Philippine Coastguard reminded those who would be using jet-ski to be careful especially that the waves are strong.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

Tourists of MS Superstar Gemini, roamed around Boracay Island

Written by Bert Dalida

Tourists from the cruise ship MS Superstar Gemini roamed the Island of Boracay on Thursday, October 17.

According to DOT Officer-In-Charge, Tim Ticar, wearing lei and native hats, the tourists walked along the beach front and even on the main road of Stations 1, 2 and 3.

The cruise ship arrived at three in the morning (3am), which was earlier than its scheduled arrival of five in the morning (5am).

Meanwhile, security was tightened at the jetty port, and the stationed agencies where the tourists would pass, were on alert.

It was learned that only some of the more than 1, 271 passengers and the 973 crew members went down from the cruise ship to roam around, and walk on the white sand of Boracay.

The welcome for the visit of the MS Superstar Gemini from the provincial government of Aklan and the LGU of Malay was joyful and colorful.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SB Malay, to investigate LTO’s operation in Boracay

Written by Jay-ar Arante

The Municipal Council of Malay will be having an investigation on Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) operation in the island of Boracay.

During yesterday’s session, SB Member Jupiter Gallenero mentioned that the LTO conducted a smoke emission testing on vehicles in the island.

Gallenero said this is one the requirements for unit registration or permit renewals.

However, it has already been three months, and the LTO hasn’t released any results yet.

The SB Member added that a number of people have been asking about its release since they already completed LTO’s requirements.

In line with this, the SB Malay will be notifying the Land Transportation Office in Kalibo to have an explanation or reason to such delay.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Tricycles in Boracay retains transporting in spite of the E-trike roving in Boracay

Written by Gloria Villas

Tricycles continue to transport in the Island of Boracay despite of the Electric tricycle that are roving in Boracay.

According to Boracay Land Transport Multi-purpose Cooperative General Manager Ryan Tubi, the transportation flows of the tricycles are still in a normal state, nevertheless those that are E-trike that are in Cagban Jetty Port.

Neither way, Tubi added that E-trike takes 8 hours before the battery gets empty, but still they are waiting for the 15 day trial before it will be guaranteed effective.

According to him, charging stations are provided such as Solar and more to that, chargers are included in the new units of E-Trike.

Meanwhile, the new E-trikes of the BLTMPC are now transporting in the Island of Boracay.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Brgy. Elections aspirants violating the Comelec, won’t escape the commission

Written by Jay-ar Arante

The Comelec Malay will not let any Baranggay Election aspirants get away with their violations if any.

This is according to Malay Comelec Election Officer II Elma Cahilig, who said they will not let the candidates carry out a campaign that is not within the commission’s regulations.

In fact, the municipality’s poll body will conduct an inspection in Baranggays in Malay before the campaign period ends this Saturday.

Cahilig said that if posters and or campaign materials are found to be against the required size, the candidate or owner of the said material will be sent a written notice or may be called upon.

The Election Officer, meanwhile, appeals to the masses to report any violations committed by electoral candidates.

Cahilig also advises the voters to wisely choose the candidates, those she said that are responsible and deserves to lead the Baranggay.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

COMELEC Malay censures disruptive aspirants of Brgy. Elections

Written by Jay-ar Arante

The Comelec Malay will not tolerate those Brgy. Election candidates to disrupt on the upcoming Barangay election on Monday. 

According to Malay COMELEC Election Officer II Elma Cahilig, they are not going to allow aspirants to campaign without any restraint upon the policies of the COMELEC.

In fact, they are going to conduct an inspection on each Barangay of Malay before the end of the campaign period on Saturday.

She added, whenever the posters and those campaign materials will excess on the size that was given, the candidate might be called for attention or a written notice will be sent.

Cahilig proclaimed to the citizen whenever that they might caught posters of those aspirants where placed in prohibited areas, to informed them rapidly.

Meanwhile, she reminded the public to vote wisely and select the one that deserves to lead the Barangay.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer