Thursday, October 31, 2013

BFP’s "Oplan Undas” in Boracay and Malay, all geared up

Written by Gloria Villas

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Boracay and Malay are all geared up for “Oplan Undas,” a move wherein the bureau beefs up especially for the celebration of the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day.

According to Boracay Fire Insp. Joseph Cadag, after receiving an order last October 23, they have been focusing and are preparing for the coming days particularly on October 31 to November 4.

In line with this, the Fire Bureau posted emergency medical service personnel on each cemetery, and the fire trucks will also go about the streets for their “Oplan Paalala.”

This is to remind the public to be watchful enough such as to mind the candles used at the cemeteries and to check their switch, LPGs and other electrical appliances, before leaving the house to avoid fire incidents.

These things are usually taken for granted, Cadag said.

Meanwhile the Boracay Fire Officer said that many have already started visiting the cemeteries, and so they are also doubling up their preparation for the occasion.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Enforcers and First Responders of Boracay, prepares for the AGCEF

Written by Bert Dalida

Must have zero complain.

This what LGU Malay targets on the forthcoming AGCEF O Asian Games Centennial Festival in Boracay.

In relation to this, the Malay Tourism Office gives 2 days orientation to the enforcers and first respondents in the Island.

The BAG or the Boracay Action Group, and Organizations in Malay and Boracay approximately the BLTMPC, MABOVEN, and MASBOI also joined in the said activity.

According to Malay Chief Tourism Operations Officer Felix Delos Santos Jr. said that the protocol must be distributed to the enforcers and first responders in order to assure the safety of the tourists and to protect the tourism of Boracay.

Aside from the AGCEF, the grounding of the said team, are also part of the awaiting International and national events in Boracay.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Costumes takes over the scene in Boracay

Written by Bert Dalida

The observance of the All Souls’ Day now spreads in Boracay air.

Aside from the creepy decorations in resorts and establishments, also gaining attention are people in costumes that would surely excite children and adults alike.

In fact, these past nights, vendors selling masks in different designs at the front beach, are in costume themselves.

Also displayed in souvenir shops are Halloween buckets, witch, wizard, and pirate hats, Halloween themed t-shirts, and super hero costumes.

The coming nights until November 1st are expected to see people, particularly tourists and party lovers to roam the beach front in their Halloween outfits.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

SB Malay recommends accreditation and re-accreditation of the NGO’s in Malay

Written by Gloria Villas

The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Malay recommends the accreditation and re-accreditation of the Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s) in Malay.

This is to prevent some of the corrupt NGO that spends the money of the nation.

It will be recalled that the issue of the pork barrel scam wherein fake NGO’s are involved who’s easily taking the money of the citizens and supposed funds for the suitable project.

According to SB Malay, if all the NGO’s are accredited, the corruption will lessen and that the budget of the legislators will not go off to questionable NGO’s.

It was apprehended that some of the NGOs are having fake address, and that some are led by various businessman that uses the fund for their own sake.

Therefore suggestions are raised such as the firm release and use of funds to assure with the aim that those said budget will be used for the suitable projects.

Translated by Carla N. Suñer

MAP’s service for Boracay gets better

Written by Christy Dela Torre

Despite some complaints on Malay Auxiliary Police or MAP’s services in Boracay, MAP Consultant and Adviser Mr. Pocholo Murillo is now proud of them.

This is because, Murillo said, the MAP members’ demographic profile has now leveled up, noting that 80% of them are college level and even graduates.

According to Murillo, this is big factor in rendering more effective services; he added that the MAP members are now more energetic.

They are also undergoing rigid trainings and are studying the ordinances implemented on the island, such as land, sea, and traffic regulations.

The MAP Consultant is also confident in saying that there is “order” in the group, calling them the “Faces of the Government.”

In line with this, Murillo requests, that if incase confronted by MAP, the public he said may understand and wont’ hold any grudges as they are only performing what their duty requires of them, and is for the betterment of all.

Meanwhile, Mr. Murillo mentioned that they have passed 3 to 4 amendment proposals to the Municipal Council for a more orderly and effective implementation of ordinances and to align it with the situation on the island.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Thousand people goes to, Ati-atihan Festival Opening Salvo in the town of Kalibo

Written by Jay-ar Arante

Thousand people attends to the opening Salvo of the Ati-atihan Festival 2013, which started at 4 in the afternoon at Pastrana Park in the town of Kalibo.

This is a part of the opening of the Ati-atihan Festival in the celebration on the feast of Sr. Sto. Niño on January 2014.

National celebrities are featured on the said program same as the attributes of the activities on the said happening.

According to Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Foundation Incorporated  (KASAFI) Chairman Albert Meñez, thus far the event is, it just merely shows their awareness for the  huge festivity.

It initially confirmed that the event will be magnificent and is going to be beautiful.

Meanwhile some other officials of Aklan are the ones who lead the opening of the Mother of All Festivals in the country.

Newscaster/Translator Carla N. Suñer

SP Aklan, approves plea to help Earthquake victims

Written by Gloria Villas

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approves the resolution that requests Aklan Gov. Florencio Miraflores to send help out those that are victims of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Based upon the said resolution, in which it aspires to give financial, assistance, as well as the private sectors will also be capable of helping on the said calamity that happened in Central Visayas most recently October 15, 2013.

Consequently, according to NDRRMC (National Risk Reduction Management and Council), the damage reached to almost P 1.6 billion wherein it was stated that the Province of Bohol is merely the center of the shiver.

It was estimated that, 44,430 houses are smashed- up and 12,503 are totally destroyed.

Newscaster Carla N. Suñer

Election Paraphernalia, now at the office of LGU Malay

Written by  Jay-ar Arante

Paraphernalia to be used for the Baranggay Elections on Monday are now at the office of LGU-Malay.

This is confirmed by Comelec - Aklan after being one of the areas where supplies such as the Election Forms were sent early.

The Comelec Malay meanwhile said that the mentioned materials are now in the care of the Municipal treasurer.

It is expected to be distributed in polling areas tomorrow or early Monday.

The Police force is also geared up and is strict in watching over the said supplies to avoid any form of unfairness and possible problems that may arise during the election.

The force alongside other authorities is giving their full support for an orderly election on Monday.

Translated by Shelah Casiano