Saturday, January 4, 2014

“No Sticker, No Entry Policy,” to be implemented at Cagban Jetty Port

Written by Gloria Villas

Attention to all land transport operators.

Vehicles without stickers and haven’t renewed will not be allowed to enter the Cagban Jetty Port.

According to Caticlan Jetty Port Special Operations Officer 3 Ms. Jean Pontero, the said sticker is an accreditation to gain access at the Cagban Port for which vehicles must pass an inspection first.

Most of the vehicles Pontero said has already been accredited last year and only needs to renew.

The renewal and acquiring of stickers started on December 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014. For consideration however, the deadline was moved to January 6, 2014, Monday.

The said accreditation is to ensure the security of and a more organized operation at the Cagban Jetty Port.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Government Offices in Boracay and Malay, back to normal

Written by Gloria Villas

After a long Christmas and New Year vacation, government offices in Malay and Boracay are now back to normal operations.

According to Malay Administrator Godofredo Sadiasa employees of the local government resumed their regular schedules at work on the 2nd and 3rd of January 2014.

Sadiasa meanwhile said that this year, more changes aiming for the improvement of Malay, particularly of Boracay are to be expected.

The LGU, he added, has already prepared plans to maintain the Municipality’s progress this 2014.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Friday, January 3, 2014

Recorded firecracker related incidents in Aklan, lower by one case

Written by Gloria Villas

Recorded firecracker related incidents in the province of Aklan have lowered compared to the previous year.

According to Aklan Provincial Health Officer Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr., based on their data, the incident this year is lower by one case.

PHO’s statistics showed eight recorded firecracker injuries, some were from the use of “kwitis” or skyrockets, whistle bombs and triangles.

There were no recorded incident of stray bullets and firework congestions in the province.

Firecracker victims’ ages ranged from 3 to 39 years old.

Meanwhile, Cuachon advised those injured with firecrackers and are self-medicating to have it checked in hospitals or clinics to avoid tetanus.

Cuachon said there are cases where the wounds are smaller, but black powder may have entered the cut which can lead to further infection.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Thursday, January 2, 2014

DOT Boracay, focuses on promotion and marketing this 2014

Written by Jay-ar Arante

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Boracay is focusing on the promotion and marketing for the island of Boracay this 2014.

DOT Boracay Officer-in-Charge Tim Ticar said they will be inviting more visitors and encourage them to invest and or establish businesses on the island, the province of Aklan and even the whole western Visayas.

This coming January 18, 2014, they will be bringing Canadian Investors in Western Visayas, Boracay and Aklan.

Ticar added, the agency is also set to invite cruise ship companies to visit Boracay aiming to name the island as the “Haven for Cruise Ship destination.”

In line with this, more than 10 cruise ships and even more tourists and guests are expected to come to Boracay this 2014.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Force Multipliers in Boracay, on standby mode for island’s security

Written by Bert Dalida

The Force Multipliers on the island of Boracay are now on standby.

According to Boracay PNP Deputy Chief Police Inspector Kennan Ruiz, the force, including the Malay Auxiliary Police or MAP-Boracay, Kabalikat Civicom, Kabayan, Guardians, Coastguard Auxiliary, Army Reservist and the Tourism Regulatory Enforcement Unit or TREU is now on alert.

Last week, they have all agreed on an effective set up for the Island’s security, especially during the midnight celebration later.

Furthermore, the Boracay PNP is looking forward to an orderly and peaceful welcoming of 2014.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

BFI, wishes Boracay a happy and peaceful year

Written by Bert Dalida

A happy and a peaceful new year

This is what the BFI or the Boracay Foundation Incorporated wishes Boracay as 2013 ends to welcome 2014.

According to BFI President Dionesio “Jony” Salme, it is just right to include in our prayers the island’s joy and peacefulness for the coming year, and to maintain or even surpass targeted tourist arrivals.

This is as few negative effects were experienced by Boracay’s Tourism due to Super typhoon Yolanda in the previous month.

Salme added that may there be no accidents that will occur as Boracay celebrates and welcome the New Year.

Translated by Shelah Casiano