Friday, December 27, 2013

Philippine Red Cross Boracay-Malay Chapter, all geared up for the New Year celebration

Written by Christy Dela Torre

In line with the New Year’s celebration, the Philippine Red Cross  Boracay-Malay Chapter is now geared up to be of service to guests and locals alike.

According to PRC Boracay-Malay Chapter Deputy Officer John Patrick Moreno, they are all set, particularly for December 31st and on the New Year’s Eve.

In fact, he added, their nurses are on standby and they will also patrol the beach area from station 1 to 3 which will start at 10 pm to 12 midnight.

Their lines are open for those who need assistance or rescue.

The PRC Boracay-Malay Chapter can be reached through hotline number 199 or 282-2068 and for cell phone users, 036-288-2275.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Thursday, December 26, 2013

“Post Christmas Celebration, Authorities Preparing for the Upcoming New Year Celebration in Aklan”

Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

After the Christmas celebration, authorities are now preparing for the upcoming New Year Celebration in Aklan.

Included in those busy preparing is the Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) which continue to tighten security on major areas in the province visited by crowds of people.

The prohibition of firing of guns in welcoming the New Year is included in the APPO’s campaign.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Health Office of Aklan is making preparations for possible victims of firecrackers, and for its “Oplan Iwas Putok” which it carries out yearly.

On the other hand, the Local Government on different towns of Aklan is busy in reminding residents to be careful in celebrating the New Year.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

HRP Boracay, extends gratitude to those who assisted the church this Christmas season

Written by Bert Dalida

The Holy Rosary Parish or HRP in Boracay extends its gratitude to those who helped or have given them assistance this Christmas season.

HRP Team Ministry Mediator Father “Nonoy” Crisostomo thanked those who assisted in decorating the church particularly on Christmas Eve.

Father Nonoy is also gladdened by the support shown by the members of the youth ministry and by offering a presentation during the Nativity Mass.

The priest also noted how families on the island displayed their oneness in celebrating and recognizing the true essence of Christmas and the love for Jesus Christ Himself.

After Christmas, the parish is now getting ready to welcome 2014 on the New Year’s celebration

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

About 5 sacks of sands and small corals, confiscated at Caticlan Airport

Written by Bert Dalida

White sands confiscated at the Caticlan airport have already been returned to the beaches of Boracay.

This is what Municipal Auxiliary Police or MAP Deputy Chief Rodito Absalon has confirmed, regarding the more or less five sacks of sands and small corals that were recovered from the mentioned airport last week.

According to Absalon, the sands and corals were confiscated from local and foreign tourist on the island who took them as souvenirs.

Airport employees recovered sands placed in plastic water bottles while some corals were seen inside the bags.

In line with this, Absalon reminds the tourists that taking sands and corals from the island’s beaches is strictly prohibited.

Meanwhile, the MAP is still looking for an appropriate area to put the confiscated corals back.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

2014 Ati-atihan Celebration in Boracay, planned and more organized

Written by Mackie Pajarillo

There will be a more organized and well planned Boracay Ati-atihan celebration in 2014.

According to LGU Malay Chief Tourism Officer Felix Delos Santos, the plan for the said celebration has already been finalized during Friday’s meeting of the Municipal Tourism office, Balabag Baranggay Council led by Hon. Lilibeth Sacapaño and the Holy Rosary Parish Boracay led by Team Ministry Moderator Father “Nonoy” Crisostomo.

The celebration he said, aims to portray to the public Boracay’s devotion to Sr. Sto. Niño and to promote the tradition and culture to the tourists.

Delos Santos said, although the Boracay Ati-atihan will be celebrated the way people are used to, it will be a little different.

This difference he explained is in line with the contest which will be divided in 4 categories.

These are the Tribal Category, Balik-ati Category, Commercial/Modern category, and the individual Category.

The festival will be celebrated next year on January 9 until the 12th which is the highlight of the 2014 Boracay Ati-Ati celebration.

Translated by Shelah Casiano