Malay, a first-class Municipality is the tourism capital of the Province of Aklan. Located at the northwestern tip of Panay Island, it is bounded on the north by Sibuyan and Sulu Seas, on the east by the Municipality of Nabas, on the west by the Municipality of Buruanga and on the south by the Province of Antique. Having a total land area of 6,731 hectares, it is politically divided into 17 barangays.


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APRIL 26, 2018


Boracay, Malay, Aklan – Despite not having an Executive Order coming from President Rodrigo Duterte to close Boracay, the multi-sector efforts of the Local Government Unit of Malay and several National Government Agencies initiated the rehabilitation of the island.


It was noted, however, that prior to the April 26 closure as announced by the Presidential Spokesperson, Boracay stakeholders already conducted self-demolishment of their structures that encroached the road setback and the 25+5 easement.


The self-demolition of Boracay stakeholders was conducted after the Local Chief Executive, Mayor Ceciron S. Cawaling called for the voluntary demolition from the Malaynon constituents last March 5, 2018 to hasten the rehabilitation process.


The Department of Public Works and Highways deployed trucks to aid both Provincial and Municipal Engineering Office. The said department helped to fast track the closing and cleaning of re-opened drainage system that were inspected for illegal connections.


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Establishments in Sitio Ambulong, Barangay Manocmanoc conducted its self-demolition to comply with the setback.


To monitor the progress of rehabilitation, Mayor Cawaling designated some Local Government employees based in the Mainland Malay to temporarily work in Boracay Island until the rehabilitation is complete.


The Municipal Planning and Development Office issued an Office Memorandum Order designating selected staff to be deployed in Boracay Island for the duration of the rehabilitation.


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(Above) One of the trucks of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that aids the re-opened drainage covers. (Below) DPWH staff that are cleaning the drainage covers from debris.


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The continuous opening and dredging of drainage canals from 24/7 Convenient Store in Barangay Balabag to Sitio Ambulong in Barangay Manocmanoc is part of the 6-month action plan of the Local Government Unit to address the concern of President Rodrigo Duterte. The plan was presented to Boracay Stakeholders last February 27, 2018.