Tuesday, March 31, 2015

One way lane in Boracay, gradually implemented by LGU Malay

Posted March 31, 2015
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
The Local Government Unit of Malay is gradually implementing the one way lane on the island of Boracay.

Malay Senior Transportation Regulation Officer Cezar Oczon said that they are gradually doing the re-routing as part of their preparation for the APEC Ministerial Meeting this coming month of May.

This is to reduce the vehicle passing in the main road going to Station 3 or Cagban Jetty Port.

According to Oczon, “all private vehicles and heavy equipments including resort service from station 1 or Brgy. Yapak going to Cagban, Manoc-Manoc will turn left, in front of Crafts of Boracay or Bloomfield area.

However, he stressed that it has not been fully implemented because they have not been able to place signages in the areas where vehicles are passing by.

He added that if the said project is going to be successful, its implementation might become an ordinance or law.

PNP vows to strictly monitor accident prone area in Nabas, Aklan

Posted March 31, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas

Philippine National Police (PNP) has shown its seriousness in addressing the problem re: traffic accident in Nabas Aklan.

Nabas PNP Deputy Police Chief SPO4 Crispin Calzado said yesterday, as it vowed to strictly monitor the accident prone area in the municipality as well as the motorists.

This is after the alarming statistics of vehicular accidents which comprises the van, trucks and other vehicles.

“These are concerted efforts to give the people peace of mind and to make them realize the government and the police force are not sleeping on the job and are in fact doing everything to ensure their safety,” He said.

Meanwhile, Calzado stressed that they have now an ongoing coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to change the old signages in the area.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Big changes in Caticlan Jetty Port now on plan

Posted March 30, 2015
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The big changes in Caticlan Jetty Port are now on the plan of the Provincial Government and the Jetty Port Administration.

Jetty Port Administrator Niven Maquirang said that they are planning to provide a docking area for boats in the 2.6 hectares reclamation projects in Caticlan, where the Ferry Boats and Fast Crafts will be transferred.

It will become organized for all of the sea transportation like Roro-Vessels that currently dock in the existing port.

Meanwhile in the reclamation area, Maquirang revealed that there will be a three-story building with a shopping mall, hotel, centralized ticketing for pump boat, holding area for the resort, and a parking area in the ground floor.

Existing ramps in Caticlan Jetty Port will also be extended for cruise ships visited the island of Boracay.

Maquirang added that the Provincial Government of Aklan has sufficient funds for the project, though it will take ‘billion pesos’ amount.

The project to Caticlan Jetty Port which is the main entrance for the people going to the famous island of Boracay is expected to be finished in five years time.

Earth Hour success as all switch off for hour

Posted March 30, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas

Aklanon residents are thanked and congratulated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the environmental department responsible for coordinating Earth Hour in the Philippines.

According to DENR Aklan Administrative Officer IV Merlita Ninang, “The support from the community for Earth Hour has been fantastic and I’d like to thank everyone who is taking part with a positive contribution for our planet.”

“Earth Hour is a time to reflect on the serious situation our planet is in with our natural resources being used faster than what is generated, and how we can do something good for the planet, such as using less energy in our daily lives.” She added.

Meanwhile, Earth Hour has always been more than just about lights off, it’s about people from all walks of life coming together and was embraced by the global community, transcending race, culture, age and economics as individuals took leadership in their communities in the pursuit of a cleaner and safer planet.