Friday, November 8, 2013

Numbers of evacuees in the Island of Boracay as of 10:00am:

Yapak National
High School
Yapak Elem.

Balabag Elem.


Malay National
Cockpit Arena
Health Center
Daycare Center
Victory Church

Overall total

Evacuation centers in Boracay, caters hundreds of residents

Written by Jay-ar Arante

Hundreds of residents in the municipality of Malay and the island of Boracay are now at the evacuation areas.

This is after PAGASA has raised storm signal 4 in Eastern Visayas including the province of Aklan.

The MDRRMC Command Center in Boracay estimates that there are more than a thousand people at the evacuation areas and are still counting.

The authorities are non-stop with monitoring operations in areas in Boracay that are likely to be hit the hardest.

Meanwhile, the local government of Malay is preparing the means of transport for more evacuees that would need their assistance.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Some Boracay Residents, evacuated voluntarily

Written by Gloria Villas

A number of residents in the island of Boracay particularly those living near the coastal and low-lying areas have already evacuated voluntarily.

This is in relation to the preparation for super typhoon “Yolanda” which is moving towards Aklan.

PAGASA has placed Aklan under storm signal no. 4.

Areas in Boracay expected to be hit hard are Sitio Bolabog, and Sitio Tambisaan.

Meanwhile, the residents extended their gratitude to those who readily provided relief good in different evacuation centers.

The Local of Government of Malay assigned three social workers for the three baranggays in Boracay in order to facilitate the evacuees.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Philippine Red Cross "Survival Tips" before, during and after the typhoon.

Before the Typhoon

· Store an adequate supply of food and clean water. Prepare foods that need not be cooked.
· Keep flashlights, candles and battery-powered radios within easy reach.
· Examine your house and repair its unstable parts.
· Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
· Harvest crops that can be yielded already.
· Secure domesticated animals in a safe place.
· For fisher folks, place boats in a safe area.
· Should you need to evacuate, bring clothes, first aid kit, candles/flashlight, battery-powered radio, food, etc.

During the Typhoon

· Stay inside the house.
· Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
· If safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes. Place it in a container with cover.
· Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
· Do not wade through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases.
· If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders.
· Evacuate calmly.
· Close the windows and turn off the main power switch.
· Put important appliances and belongings in a high ground.
· Avoid the way leading to the river.

After the Typhoon
· If your house was destroyed, make sure that it is already safe and stable when you enter.
· Beware of dangerous animals such as snakes that may have entered your house
· Watch out for live wires or outlet immersed in water.
· Report damaged electrical cables and fallen electric posts to the authorities.
· Do not let water accumulate in tires, cans or pots to avoid creating a favorable condition for mosquito breeding.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Caticlan jetty port, targets Php300 million income this 2013

Written by Jay-ar Arante

It is the Caticlan jetty port’s target to reach the P300-million-income for 2013.

According to Caticlan Jetty port administrator Nieven Maquirang, they’ve already collected a total of P255 million from January to October of the current year.

Maquirang however explained that the mentioned amount, which is the gross income, can lower down due to the deductions for the operational expenses of the jetty port.

The Caticlan jetty port will make use of their revenues on different projects in Boracay such as the upgrading of the Cagban Jetty port and other infrastructures in the mentioned area.

Meanwhile, the jetty port office is confident that the P300-million-target will be reached because of the continuous influx of tourists in the island of Boracay.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MS Superstar Aquarius anchored on Boracay waters

Written by Jay-ar Arante

The Cruise ship MS Superstar Aquarius is currently anchored on the waters of Boracay.

Carrying almost 1,200 tourists from Asia and Europe including its more than 900 crew, MS Superstar Aquarius arrived in Boracay at 9 in the morning Monday, November 4.

Tourists from the cruise ship are scheduled to visit popular tourist spots in Boracay like shopping areas and souvenir shops.

According to Caticlan Jetty port Administrator, Nieven Maquirang, MS Superstar Aquarius will go back to China at 8 tonight after its passenger tourists had finished roaming around Boracay.

Meanwhile, more than ten (10) cruise ships are being expected to visit Boracay Island in the next year.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

Monday, November 4, 2013

Redevelopment Task Force, to award Certificates of Compliance

Written by Alan Palma Sr.

The awarding of the Certificate of Compliance or COCs organized by the Redevelopment Task Force is set to be conducted on November 5, 2013.

During which the task force will be handing over the said certificates to the establishments that complied with the 60-day period to self-correct any violations that they may have with the 25+5 easement.

In the past month, the completion has already reached 80% and is projected to rise by the time of the awarding, also because of an operation carried out yesterday.

One of those that have been torn down was the wide tent area of Sands Bar in Station 1 Balabag.

This operation is expected to continue after the awarding of COCs as the task force has already hired a contractor to carry out the demolition of establishments that violated the easement.

The awarding of Certificate of Compliance will be attended by representatives from the office of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. as well as the members of the Redevelopment Task Force and Technical Working Group of the Palace.

Translated by Shelah Casiano