Friday, June 13, 2014

New AKELCO Head assumed office

Posted June 13, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Engineer Rogen Delos Reyes, assumed office and started his duty as the new Head of Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO).

This was after the retirement of Engr. Chito Peralta this month of June after his more than six years of service as AKELCO’s General Manager.

According to AKELCO PIO Rence Oczon, Delos Reyes took office last Monday as the Head Management Committee assigned by the AKELCO Board of Directors.

Oczon said that AKELCO doesn’t have a General Manager for now because they are still waiting for the decision of National Electrification Administration (NEA).

She added that it is possible that Engr. Rogen Delos Reyes will be the General Manager of AKELCO these incoming days.

Meanwhile, Delos Reyes attended the Annual General Assembly (AGMA) to hear the grievance of consumers about the cooperative’s services.

For now, Rence added that Delos Reyes first will be handling all functions of AKELCO until the new general manager will be determined.

DOT Boracay, also defining the status of the flood control project in Boracay

Posted June 13, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Department of Tourism (DOT) Boracay also try to find out the status of Flood Control Project in the island.

According to DOT Boracay Officer in Charge Tim Ticar, he went into the Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise and Zoning Authority-Regulatory Office (TIEZA-RO) yesterday but said nothing can be spoken about his inquiry.

“Now, that PAGASA formally declared “Rainy Season,” it is necessary to know if what the preparations in the island especially concerning floods.” He said.

Ticar added that, “The previous disaster illustrates that the level of preparedness and ability to save lives in the wake of such events is not as high as was thought.”

Meanwhile, this station has also tried to re-interview ITP Construction Project Architect Victor Turingan but he cannot be contacted on his cell phone.

Furthermore, it was noted that excavation of the road going to the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) of the Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC) has been started for pipe laying.

This is still a part of Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)’s Flood Control Project.

The Flood Control Project began last year to finally put a stop on the island’s flooding problems.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

BIHA ok's 200 meter sit back for the boat in Bolabog beach

Posted June 12, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

BIHA is ok with the 200 meter sit back for boat in Bolabog Beach.

According to BIHA or Boracay Island Hopping Association Chairman Rigoberto Gelito Jr., there is no problem for them for the said sit back which aims to protect the sea grass in Bolabog Beach as part of Boracay Redevelopment.

On the other side of Bolabog Beach is a 200-meter area for all visitors and tourist who wants to go boating or island hopping.

According to chairman Rigoberto, they are hoping for the consideration for operation hours of their boats and visitors.

Meanwhile, aside from sit back, chairman Regoberto said that they support the other redevelopment program of LGU Malay for the island of Boracay.

It is said laid by Life Guard Supervisor Mike Labatiao in Assembly Meeting of BFI or Boracay Foundation Incorporated this last Saturday the accomplishment report related on the sit back.

Transalated by Jay-ar M. Arante

SB Malay approves availability of Technical and Vocational School in the municipality

Posted June 11, 2014
Written by Jay-Ar Arante

Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Malay approves the availability of Technical and Vocational School in the municipality.

This was after the discussion through Malay SB Session this Tuesday subsequent to resolution led by Vice Mayor Wilbec Gelito.

It was noted that the training center will be constructed in Balusbos, Malay, Aklan as a venue of Technical Vocational School in the municipality.

There was also a resolution passed by SB Malay recognizing the Housekeeping NC II and Food and Beverages NC II as initial courses / program of such school to offer.

“We’re developing lifelong learners with critical and technical skills.” Malay SB Members said.

The schools also aim to provide adequate skills for youth vocational activities especially that the island of Boracay requires such skills.

Meanwhile, LGU Malay now works together with other agencies for the immediate construction of said vocational school.

Translated by Gloria Villas

SB Malay, subjects to Evaluation on June 10

Posted June 10, 2014
Written by Jay-ar Arante

Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Malay undergoes evaluation on June 10, 2014.

This was SB Malay Sec. Concordia Alcatara confirmed after the conduct of its Session on Tuesday.

“A group of Regional Team evaluates the session of councilors which all of them be required to be present as well.” She said.

At the same time, the council continuously conducts it sessions in order to discuss pending litigation.

Meanwhile, two other towns in Aklan are expected to be evaluating which includes the council from the town of Kalibo.

The said evaluation has to start at eight o'clock in the morning until four o’clock in the afternoon.

Translated by Gloria Villas

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wind Breakers, has begun to put by some establishments in Station 1 Boracay

Posted June 9, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Several establishments in Station 1 Balabag Boracay are now working to place the wind breakers in the island.

This is because; gradually the island is now experiencing the Southwest Monsoon which is also based on the report of Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA).

In this regard, Boracay Foundation Incorporated (BFI) President Jony Salme personally led the placing of wind breakers in their beach front property on Saturday.

According to Salme, the wind breaker’s design is based on the design that was being presented by the Boracay Redevelopment Task Force (BRTF).

It was noted that BRTF and beach front establishment owners agreed for the said design as part of the redevelopment on the island.

Meanwhile, aside from BFI, its neighboring establishments are now also busy placing their own wind breakers to protect against strong winds and advent of monsoon.

Translated by Gloria Villas

Monday, June 9, 2014

Commissioners in Boracay, must undergo training says BFI

Posted June 8, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

The Boracay Foundation Incorporated (BFI) admitted that they too are a dismayed with the problems involving commissioners in the island of Boracay.

This is in line with a number of tourists and or vacationers’ complaints and observations on the not so appropriate dealings of some commissioners; a few are not on proper attire either.

According to BFI President Jony Salme, commissioners must undergo trainings and seminars for them to be presentable and to improve their image.

Meanwhile, the BFI reminds the public to abide by the regulations implemented by the local government for everybody’s sake.

Salme also added that with every tourist’s negative comments on the island, as stakeholders, they are also very much affected.

The BFI President continued by saying, it would be best if tourists return to their own places taking with them good memories from Boracay.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Warm weather, favors Boracay tourism, says DOT

Posted June 7, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

The continuing hot weather is an advantage for the tourism industry in Boracay.

This is despite the public, particularly in the island, complaining about the extreme heat and humid air especially during the middle of the day and the afternoon.

According to DOT Boracay officer-in-charge Tim Ticar, many tourists enjoy the beach and the weather more so that it is not rainy and cold.

This also gives ease to the guests’ travelling, souvenir shopping and even bar hopping during the night.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Adminstration (PAGASA) has previously reported that the hottest temperature, which was recorded in Tugegarao City, reached up to 39 degrees Celsius, this year’s highest temperature before the onset of “habagat.”

Translated by Shelah Casiano

Tambisaan Port, geared up for “Habagat” season

Posted June 6, 2014
Written by Jay-ar Arante

Barangay Manoc-manoc has already prepared the Tambisaan Port for the onset of the “habagat” season (southwest monsoon) this June.

According to Manoc-manoc Brgy. Captain Abram Sualog, they are just currently fixing a few things for the comfort of the passengers.

There have been some facilities added at the port for a faster operation.

Although the area is not that huge, Brgy. Manoc-manoc ensures that all passengers, particularly the tourists, will be given proper service.

Aside from this, the docking area where the boat traffic usually builds up resulting to delays is also given attention.

The mentioned Barangay is also looking forward to further improve the port whenever the government will have sufficient funds for it.

Meanwhile, Sualog assures the safety of the passengers at Tambisaan Port during habagat, where they will be deploying watchers such as the Philippine Coastguard.

The Tambisaan Port to Tabon Port in Caticalan serves as the route during the period of the of southwest monsoon.

Translated by Shelah Casiano