Friday, October 3, 2014

BIWC installs additional “Water Free Drinking Fountain Unit” in Boracay

Posted October 3, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Free drinking water for all tourists’ and residents in the island of Boracay.

Additional “Water Free Drinking Fountain Unit” initiated by Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC) and Manila Water Foundation has been installed in the island, giving thirsty travelers the option to fill up their flasks, bottles or cups with chilled water.

The “Water Free Drinking Fountain Unit” worth Php 76, 526.00 have been set up in D’ Mall De Boracay, D’ Talipapa and Cagban jetty Port.

According to BIWC, this is also a pilot project between Boracay Water and Philippine Chamber of Commerce, which aims to ensure foreign tourist that Boracay Water, is supplying the island with a refreshing potable water 24/7.

BIWC added that, “it is free to all public especially those who are conducting island activities.”

Meanwhile, BIWC proudly explained that “the water passing though a dispenser-like mechanism will come out clean and cold keeping true to their promise of a high standard quality.”

Thursday, October 2, 2014

COMELEC Registration for SK Election in Malay reaches more than 200 registered voters

Posted October 2, 2015
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Commission on Election (COMELEC) Registration for SK Election in Malay reached only 200.

Based on its record, COMELEC Malay recorded 295 registered voters from September 21-September 29, 2014.

Malay COMELEC Officer II Elma Cahilig said, “the only few registered was due to the SK Registration postponement last year, a reason that some youths have lost their interest.”

Meanwhile, there were 729 registrants in Malay prior to postponement as per declaration by President Noynoy Aquino through RA 10632.

According to Cahilig, the 729 registrants will be added to the latest 295 to sum up as the total number of registered voters for February 21, 2015.

The SK Election next year will not be using PCOS Machine since it will be manually.

Translated by Bert Dalida

Boracay Dragon Frisbee Team for winning Ultimate Championship gets ultimate recognitions from SP Aklan

Posted October 2, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Frisbee isn't unlike many up-and-coming professional-league sports in the world.

That’s why Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Aklan honored the Boracay Dragons Frisbee Team for bringing again such a noble prize as they emerged as Champion in US Frisbee Team held on August 9-10, 2014 at Maryland, Washington DC.

During the 34th SP Regular Session, the council approves a resolution proposed by SP Member Esel Flores recognizing the teams.

Meanwhile, Boracay Dragons Frisbee Team also took home a variety of awards from different Ultimate Championships Competition in the world.

According to SP Aklan not only the island of Boracay and Aklan province should be proud of such honor, but it is also the honor of the whole Philippines.

The team also thanked those who supported them along the way which they have been inspired and clinch for championship in America.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SB Malay approves resolution that recognizes BAG

Posted October 1, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Malay approves a resolution during its second and final reading intended for the Boracay Action Group (BAG).

Committee Chairman on Laws SB Member Rowen Aguirre also discussed the said resolution during  the 29th SB Regular Session last Tuesday.

The resolution recognizes the award of BAG given by the Philippine National Police (PNP) as Best Performing NGOs on the island of Boracay.

BAG is an effective NGO on the island because of its help and support to the programs of Boracay PNP.

Boracay Action Group was also awarded as an outstanding NGO of the Year 2013 and Supportive NGO for the year 2013 by the Police Regional Office 6.

KASAFI introduces 16 participants in the "Mutya it Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2015"

Posted October 1, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

While the fans are waiting with bated breath to know the contestants in "Mutya it Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2015", Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. has apparently introduced the contestants.

According to KASAFI Chairman Albert Meñez, “the huge turnout of Mutya hopefuls was trimmed down to 16 from 35.”

Meñez added that, “the screening of candidates was held on September 27 at KASAFI office based on the criteria that must be Filipino citizen, 15 to 24 years old and has a height of 5'4 and has Aklanon parents.

The chairman also brag that "Mutya it Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2015" has become the biggest and considered as one of the prestigious event in Western Visayas.

Meanwhile, “Mutya it Kalibo Ati-Atihan” winners will receive cash and other attractive prizes during the pageant finals.

The 16 candidates will vie for the coveted title on January 9, 2015 at Gov. Augusto B. Legaspi Sports and Cultural Center in Kalibo, Aklan.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Drag racing worries residents in So. Pinaungon, Balabag, Boracay

Posted September 30, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Residents of Sitio Pinaungon in Balabag Boracay say they fear for their safety.

Motorcycles are regularly racing down the street early in the morning and sometimes doing miles per hour trying to beat each other from one light to other.

Residents worry the drivers, the spectators or the people who live there will lose their life if something doesn't get done soon.

Neighbors say,  "the street goes from a quiet residential and industrial neighborhood to what looks like a scene from the movie 2 Fast, 2 furious when the sun goes down."

According to a report, “the teens who come there for drag racing apparently don't realize real life has real consequences.”

So with the help of council members, residents are urging the authorities to put actions to this issue.

They're passing around petitions hoping something gets done before someone is hurt or killed.

Translated by Gloria Villas

Monday, September 29, 2014

Penalties for beggars in Boracay, now rolling in SB Malay

Posted September 29, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The ordinance to establish an organized system to control the proliferation of beggars in Boracay Island is now rolling in the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Malay.

SB Member and Chairman of the Committee on Laws Rowen Aguirre discussed the said ordinance on his committee report recently during the 28th SB Session of Malay.

It was stressed that beggars in Boracay and in the town of Malay will be charged penalties as soon as the resolution is passed.

On the other hand Aguirre said that it this will undergo for a committee hearing and their plan to invite officials from Human Rights and other concerned agencies.

Meanwhile, experts say that mendicancy or begging can lead to a crime, aside from unclean and sick beggars can be harmful to people’s health. 

It also lowers the dignity of those who are used by the syndicates, a reason why the former President Ferdinand Marcos imposed the Anti-Mendicancy Law of 1978 against street beggars.

DOLE Aklan has Industry-Wide Assessment in Boracay

Posted September 29, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Aklan will conduct an Industry-Wide Assessment in Boracay on September 30, 2014.

Office of DOLE Aklan Provincial Head Vidiolo Salvacion said, “This is to expand the assessment coverage of DOLE regional offices and to ensure that they meet their target establishments for compliance visits, or assessment.”

Salvacion further explains that, “the Industry-Wide Assessment of DOLE aims to inform the industry of their responsibility to the workers, as well as reminding the full and voluntary compliance with all laws, involving worker’s safety and health and other matters.”

Meanwhile, Assessment industry, one of the five assessment modalities that DOLE Administrative Order No. 404 Series of 2014 prescribes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of implementation of the new Labor Laws Compliance System, involves the mobilization of industry tripartite councils (ITCs) and associations.

Subject to the peculiarity of the industry, the industry-wide assessment shall be conducted in one venue with the involvement of various establishment owners in the island together with not more than ten employees.