Friday, July 18, 2014

Tourist Bus and Public Transportation Units in Aklan, headed for Audio / Video equipment to promote the province

Posted July 18, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Aklan passed an ordinance requiring tourist buses and other public transportation units to have audio and video devices to promote the province.

In a resolution sponsored by SP Member Emmanuel Soviet dela Cruz, it was noted that such ordinance has a great help in Aklan’s tourism industry as well as the economy of the province.

Meanwhile, SP Aklan was set to invite various tourist buses and public transportation units that are operating in the province to discuss such ordinance.

For the meantime, it referred first to the committees of Tourism, Trade and Industry and Commerce and Communications and the Committee on Laws, Rules and Ordinances and be reviewed.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TREU may be summoned by SB Malay for a committee hearing

Posted July 17, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The Tourism Regulatory Enforcement Unit (TREU) may be summoned by SB Malay for a committee hearing on Monday.

On the SB Session held on Tuesday SB Member Rowen Aguirre said on in his privilege speech that he received some complaints for alleged mistreatment of the foreign tour guide.

Aside from this there are also reports that some unauthorized people collect money from the Tour s as payment for violations in the island.

Because of this SB Malay has decided to conduct a meeting regarding the report and as well as to determine whether the complaining tour guides have working permits.

Malay town intensifies disaster preparedness

Posted July 17, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Malay town intensified its disaster preparedness through a Search and Rescue Training.

This was in line with the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council led the said event in partnership with the LGU Malay and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO).

Its aim is to train participants in giving proper assistance in times of disaster.

The Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coastguard (PCG), Bureau of Fire (BFP) and some concern agencies in the town of Malay and the island of Boracay gave full support to the training.

This year’s theme Disaster Consciousness Month is "Community Preparedness and Safety, Foundation for Development".

Monday, July 14, 2014

One-way lane eyed to solve traffic in Boracay

Posted July 14, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The Local Government Unit of Malay is now eyeing a one way –lane policy to address traffic congestion in Boracay.

According to DOT Boracay Officer In-Charge Tim Ticar, this was discussed in a meeting in preparation for APEC Summit 2015.

Ticar said that the LGU needs to implement a re-routing and have a public hearing before it could be applied to Boracay.

Ticar added that the vehicles from Brgy. Manoc-Manoc can go to Brgy Yapak using the circumferential like in Sitio. Bolabog.

He also admitted that they expect some complaints from the commuters due to the possible discomfort brought by the scheme.

Meanwhile, the action plans are also reviewed by Transportation Office of Malay to alleviate the problem of traffic on the island especially on week-end and during the summer Season.

COMELEC sets registration day for PWDs

Posted July 14, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has declared July 20 as “National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities.”

According to Malay COMELEC Officer II, Elma Cahilig, “The Comelec en banc granted the request of the National Council on Disability Affairs.”

The poll body’s resolution has affirmed its commitment to include the PWDs in national and local elections.

With this, election officers nationwide are directed to provide accessible registration venue within their area of jurisdiction in coordination with the organizations of persons with disabilities, in accordance with pertinent provision of Comelec Resolution No. 9853.

Comelec Resolution No. 9853 provides for the “Rules and Regulations on the Resumption of the System of Continuing Registration of Voters, Validation and Updating of Registration Records for the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and other Registration Policies.”

Meanwhile, Malay COMELEC Office is open for registrants during office hours from 8am to 5pm.

To those who wish to register, a valid ID, particularly a government issued ID, and certificate of live birth are the requirements.