Thursday, August 21, 2014

TIEZA’s pumping station, to be operational soon

Posted August 21, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

The long awaited pumping station of TIEZA or Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority is yet to be operational.

In an interview, OIC for Municipal Engineer's Office Engr. Arnold Solano stated that they need to dislodge drainage obstructions before they start to operate the flood control machine.

At present TIEZA contractor ,the ITP Construction is on declogging  operation to prevent Island flooding particularly that rainy season has not yet ended.

The operation of pumping station was delayed due to spare parts issues.

Translated by Jay-ar M. Arante

SP Aklan invites Provincial Administrator Atty. Ibarreta, to update the current status of KIA project

Posted August 21, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Aklan invites provincial administrator Atty. Selwyn Ibarreta to give the latest information about the current status of the project at Kalibo International Airport (KIA).

During the 28th SP Regular Session, councils talked about the said invitation requesting Atty. Ibarreta to give information through audio-visual presentation on the developments on the upgrading of the facilities of the KIA, and to include the timetable for the completion of all upgrading projects and land acquisition.

This is also next to a submitted Resolution No. 147, which ratifies to purchase a land to be used for KIA expansion.

The said resolution was approved during the 23rd regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

The acquisition of lots is intended for the KIA’s passenger terminal complex, vehicular parking area and access road.

Upgrading to international standards and improvement of the Kalibo International Airport has been included among the priority projects of the national government.

KIA accommodates international flights to and from the regional capitals and cities in Asia.

Soon, it will become the hub airport of Air Asia.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Malay town opt to become a City

Posted August 20, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Sangguniang Bayan proposed a cityhood status for Malay town on Tuesday’s Session.

Part of the deliberation is the revival of Resolution No. 66 Series of 2010 and the formation of an Ad Hoc Committee for that purpose.

According to SB Member Jupiter Gallenero, author of the resolution,preparation of documents for the proposed cityhood of the municipality of Malay is now on progress .

He added that upon reaching the required minimum-population size and annual revenue, Malay is now qualified to become a city.

They will also conduct a study to follow all requirements and criteria for cityhood.

Tourism arrival of more than a million per year and the strong tourism industry of the Island can add up to the basis of the resolution.

Town council is hopeful that cityhood status will be achieved as they will substantially prepare all requirements. 

Administrator Sacapaño: Trash in long beach, obligations of the beach front establishments

Posted August 20, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Obligations of the beach front establishments to put garbage bins in the long beach.

This was the reaction of Boracay Island Administrator Glenn Sacapaño about the concerns of tourists in finding a trash cans while walking on the beach front.

According to Sacapaño, there were 150 garbage bins that were being placed in the islands but some establishments do not watched for it.

He said, apparently some beach front establishments neglected the overflowing of waste, thus it also become an “eye sores” in the observation of other tourists.

In contrast, Sacapaño also said that there are tourists who just throw their garbage everywhere.

However, he admitted that carrying of food or drinks in the beach are prohibited but sometimes they just let some tourist due to their request as well.

Meanwhile, Sacapaño assures that they will put again a garbage bins after the Habagat season.

It was noted that there are a lot of tourist who sends their complaint and asked why there are no garbage bins in the beach front which according to them they also pay environmental fee.

Translated by Gloria Villas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boracay Ati Community prepares for APEC Summit

Posted August 19, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Boracay Ati Community now also prepares for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit to be held in the island of Boracay.

Indeed, according to Holy Rosary Parish Project Coordinator Sister Ma. Flor Almasco.

There have been a continuous plans and programs in Boracay Ati Community to further develop their lifestyle.

It is also through the help of various sectors and organizations and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

Except from adding a livelihood program, Almasco said that a constant construction of school and other building is also in the process.

Meanwhile, Almasco is grateful to the continued support for the Boracay Ati Community.

LGU Malay schedules courtesy call for the new chief of BFP Boracay

Posted August 18, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Local Government Unit (LGU) Malay now schedules courtesy call for the new chief of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Boracay.

According to BFP Boracay Chief Fire Inspector Stephen Jardeleza, a meeting with other business community might also put in after the visit of Malay Sangguniang Bayan.

In this regard, Jardeleza considered that it is a big challenge for him being the new chief of BFP Boracay in giving better service to the island.

Meanwhile, Jardeleza also said that he is planning to urge programs related to fire safety inspection and emergency response.

Jardeleza come into pose as the new chief of BFP Boracay on August 15, 2014 after Fire Inspector Joseph Cadag was relieved and transferred to Numancia, Aklan.

Translated by Gloria Villas