Friday, September 26, 2014

Almost 3, 000 children in Boracay, get vaccinated against Measles, Rubella and Oral Polio

Posted September 26, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

More than 3, 000 children get vaccinated by the Municipal Health Office (MHO) Malay against Measles, Rubella and Oral Polio in the island of Boracay.

This was after the Department of Health (DOH) launched a nationwide Mass Immunization this month of September to protect children against measles.

MHO vaccinated 3, 617 children since the first day of September as of Wednesday in every barangay’s and sitio in Boracay Island.

Parents in the island brought their children aged nine months to 59 months to vaccinate for Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine, while Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) was given to the new born baby until 59 months of age. 

BIWC’s Sewage Treatment Plant sets in Brgy. Manoc-Manoc, Boracay

Posted September 26, 2014
Written by Alan Palma, Sr.

Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC) said considerable progress has been made in the design and construction of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), which is being built by Anden Construction in Manoc-Manoc Boracay.

The BIWC’s Sewer Network Project worth P298 million was started last February and expected to be completed within three years.

The report says, “The operations began in Sitio Tulubhan and Sitio Bantud and currently there has been a 10 percent complete process in the total area of said barangay.”

The project aims to be the best option that let the dirty water from households and establishments in the village to flow directly to STP for treatment before it returns to the sea.

Although there are some worries about the STP’s possible impact in Boracay’s coast, BIWC guaranteed that they are following the highest standards of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) which includes obtaining all permits particularly the Environmental Compliance Certificate.

BIWC added that, “they regularly conduct water sampling to determine whether it is safe and if it passes according to standards.”

Meanwhile, the STP is said to be as an important facility to provide an extra level of protection for environment especially that there has an increase of inhabitants in the island and the large volume of tourist who did their vacation annually.

Translated by Gloria Villas

Thursday, September 25, 2014

First Aid Heroes in Boracay to be awarded by the Philippine Red Cross

Posted September 25, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The first aid heroes in the island of Boracay will be awarded by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Boracay Malay Chapter.

The activity is part of the celebration of First Aid Month this September and celebrated in different parts of the world.

Deputy Administrator John Partrick Moreno of PRC Boracay-Malay Chapter stressed that the awardees are the partners of their organizations from different agencies in Boracay and nominated by their constituents as first aid heroes.

One of the qualifications of the Red-Cross is the first aider are those who have rescued the live of a drowning person in the island and provided first aid to a patient that they responded.

The award will be giving this coming Saturday along with the celebration of the First Aid Olympics on the island of Boracay.

BIWC and Manila Water Foundation provides potable water to Ati Community

Posted September 25, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Months after the project implementation of “Lingap para sa Katutubo” of Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC) and Manila Water Foundation.

A total of 188 individual or 30 households of Ati Community in Boracay Island now enjoy the potable water.

“Noong wala pa kaming tubig dito sa Ati Village ay sobrang mahirap dahil di kami makapaglaba ng mabuti at di makaligo. At ngayong may tubig na ang bawat pamilya, sobrang masaya at di na masyadong magastos dahil buwanan ang bayad.” (Since we do not have water here in the Ati Village, it is very difficult because we cannot really take a bath and wash our clothes. And now that there is already water in every family, we are grateful and it is not also too expensive for us because of its monthly payments.) Ati Community said in a testimony.

Meanwhile, Manila Water Foundation funded Php353, 469.60 while Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC) provides Php 501, 506.71 for the said project.

The venture was also taken to offer each household a new water meter connection and to contribute in the health, safety and welfare of the said community.

Company’s Lingap project was carried borough by borough with work which was started on August 7, 2014 and completed last September 5, 2014.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Outdoor Shooting Range wished to be build in Boracay Island

Posted September 24, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M.  Arante

Another personality showed a desire to the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay to build an outdoor shooting range on the island of Boracay.

Based on the contents of the Order of Business of SB Malay, the Letter of Intent of Mr. Arumpac Muamar Mad Hadji was stated on their Incoming and Referral to build a shooting range on the island. 

Although the SB Session of Malay yesterday was cancelled because there was no quorum, the matter is expected to discussed in the next regular session.

Previously some companies expressed their intention to the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay of having a shooting range operation on the island but the local body denied thier request.

Also some SB Officials are in favored  for this operation if the area is secured while others are not in-favored beacause it may cause fear in the nearby establishement on the area.

Boracay and Kalibo has the highest number of robbery cases in Aklan

Posted September 24, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Crime statistics reveal that Boracay and Kalibo spikes in robbery cases in Aklan.

Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) Chief S/Supt. Iver Apellido recently confirmed the figures during his Command Conference.

Thus, he said that part of his mandate to all Aklan Chiefs of Police to intensify various campaigns against criminality.

Furthermore, there has been a consistent police visibility in areas where such crimes frequently occurs.

Meanwhile, Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) said that a lot of robbery or theft victims are usually foreign tourist.

Translated by Gloria Villas

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Comelec Malay calls youth for SK Polls 2015 Registration

Posted September 23, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante  

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Malay encouraged the youth aged 15 to 17 to register on their office for SK Polls 2015.

Malay Comelec Officer Elma Cahilig said that the SK registration started this Saturday until September 29.

Cahilig also stressed that they are open on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate the youth for registration.

The requirement for the registration is Certificate of Live Birth, Baptismal Certificate, School Records and other documents to prove that they are residents of Malay and of legal age to register in SK.

Registrations are open for 10 days in accordance to the Commission on Elections Resolutions No. 9899.

SK polls were originally scheduled on October 29, 2013 but was re-scheduled in accordance with RA 10632 signed by President Aquino and its set this coming February 21, 2015.

DOT Aklan, thanks Fam Tour participants

Posted September 23, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Tired but happy.

This describes the reaction of more than 15 local journalists on September 17-19, 2014 who had a chance to escape a usual hectic day’s work and hop on a Familiarization Tour to the serene and incredibly scenic of four tourist destination in Aklan.

In this regard, Department of Tourism (DOT) Aklan also extends their sincere gratitude for the support and cooperation of various groups in such activity.

Carina Ruiz of DOT Aklan said, “The purpose of the tour is to get the media as partner in promoting Madalag, Libacao, Ibajay and Malay as an ideal tourist destination ahead of “Tourism Week Celebration.”

DOT also takes different tour organizations and media representatives on a familiarization tour hosted by Aklan Tourism Office in hopes to bring more visitors from other places.

Part of their itinerary includes visiting falls, culture park, and beaches.

Meanwhile, Philippine Familiarization Tour (Fam Tour) is DOT’s biggest tourism promotion event.

PAIDSOTG Chief and PDEA members “assault suspects” in Boracay

Posted September 23, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Provincial Anti- Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG) Chief and members of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) are reported as an assault suspects in Boracay on Saturday.

The report says, “59 year old victim Adenito Gelito, accused PAIDSOTG Chief P/Insp. Wilfredo HofeliƱa and other members of PDEA for creating apprehension of an imminent harmful o offensive contact to him.”

Gelito was inside the bar when drag by a person named “Tope” being said a member of PDEA and two other companions.

Gelito, put in the picture that those three PDEA members mauled him together with PAIDSOTG Chief which resulted to severe injuries to the victim’s body.

Translated by Jay-Ar Arante