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.


During the Post-Critique Meeting for the celebration of Boracay Ati-Atihan 2019, the Incident Report of MDRRMO indicated that the department responded to three (3) cases of loss of consciousness due to heat, one (1) missing child, two (2) alcohol intoxication, and one (1) minor vehicular accident.

Due to the responsiveness of the MDRRMO and other concerned agencies to the incidents during Ati-Atihan, the PNP declared the celebration as "Generally Peaceful."

Parish Priest, Father Jose Ariel Relente of Holy Rosary Parish expressed his gratitude to the duty-bearers of safety during Boracay Ati-Atihan 2019:

"In behalf of Parish Pastoral Council, and my companion priests, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each one of you. [You know] it was really a beautiful celebration because all of you were working so well and doing your work well. [I would say] it was really a wonderful celebration. Thank you very much. Deep in our hearts, we are very happy with your performance. From the PNP, the way you managed the traffic—very good. From the Coast Guard also, as we are having our fluvial parade even in our motorcade—you can see that there are the Coast Guard.

This is also my first time to observe [the celebration]. If everything went well, because all of you were working well. There is unity among us, because there is unity, the result is beauty. Our visitors were very happy. Everybody were enjoying.

Generally, thank you very much. Personally, I am so happy. Salamt gid sa inyo tanan. Our first celebration of Sto. Niño is a memorable one—the first impression is lasting.

Thank you very much. Keep up the good work!"


- LGU Malay