Friday, August 8, 2014

Tambisaan and Tabor Port to utilized as regular entry and exit during Southwest Monsoon

Posted August 8, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The Tambisaan and Tabon Port will be utilized as regular entry and exit during the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat Season.

This is as soon as the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay or the town council is ready with their resolution for this plan.

But SB Member and Chairman of the Committee on Laws Rowen Aguirre said during the Malay SB Session Tuesday, that the boat traffic problems to the said port should be fixed first.

Aguirre also said that Tambisaan Port must be ready for this especially that it is small and crowded.

Meanwhile the Committee on Tourism and Transportation is also set to study the implementation.

The resolution was penned by SB Member Floribar Bautista to avoid the confusion of passengers regarding boat trips schedule during the Habagat season.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DTI Aklan price monitoring stepped up in Boracay

Posted August 6, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) price monitoring stepped up in Boracay recently.

DTI Aklan Provincial Director Diosdado Cadena Jr. lead the monitoring with DTI Development Specialist Rene Retiro.

They have found out during the monitoring that the goods sold in all the shops in the island are higher compared to their SRP or suggested retail price.

But despite a small difference, DTI advised store owners to review their SRP’s for selected basic necessities.

Cadena also advised the consumers in Boracay to go to markets that sell reasonable priced goods.

DTI also is also schedule to come back again in Boracay to monitor the other grocery stores and to check stores that complied the SRP.

Buwan ng Wika 2014 highlights unity

Posted August 6, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Tag of being a Pilipino is also the Filipino language.

So it is said that it must foster and perpetuate.

This was the message of Boracay National High School (BNHS) Principal II, Jose Niro Nillasca to both teachers and students in conjunction with the celebration of Annual “Buwan ng Wika” in the country.

According to Nillasca, the Filipino language depends on how it was preserved while becoming open in using other languages ​​as well as in terms of globalization.
Meanwhile, BNHS has lineup several activities to celebrate the Buwan ng Wika or the National Language Month this August 1-31.

With the theme, “Filipino: Wika ng Pagkakaisa” (Filipino: Language of Unity), the celebration will feature linguistic and cultural activities all over the country.

The celebration is pursuant to Proclamation 1041, signed by former President Fidel Ramos, which declares the annual national celebration of the National Language Month every August. Additionally, former President Manuel Quezon, considered the Father of the National Language, was born on August 19, 1878.

Sea cow found dead in Station 3 Boracay

Posted August 5, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

A remains of a dugong or sea cow that was believed being struck was found dead near the shore of Station 3 Boracay earlier this morning.

This was confirmed by Nilo Subong of Protected Areas Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management related to a mistaking dolphin that was seen by a boat man who does parasailing in the area.

According to Subong, only half of the body of sea cow found in the sea by the said boatman estimated at 30-50 kg weight.

The report quoted as saying that there was an almost straight division in the body of the animal and possibly struck and left the head part.

Subong believed that the baby sea cow parted from the mother and saw by human and struck.

It said local barangay officials no longer had the animal studied but had it buried immediately because of the stench where it was properly turned over to the personnel of DENR Boracay for proper disposition.

Translated by Gloria Villas

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Regional Director Helen Catalbas, temporarily serves as officer of the week for DOT Boracay

Posted August 4, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas herself temporarily serves as officer of the week for DOT Boracay.

This was confirmed by the DOT Boracay Office associated to the arrival of their senior officials to temporarily make the job vacated by former DOT Boracay Officer in Charge, Artemio “Tim” Ticar.

It was recall that Ticar also confirmed that he will be transferred to Iloilo effective on the first day of the month of August, base on the order or command of Catalbas.

In this regard, a week also that Catalbas will stay in the island of Boracay as the Officer in Charge.

Meanwhile, it is said that Catalbas is now also hurtling in the island and interact with several agencies about the Flood Control Project of Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).

Translated by Gloria Villas