Municipality : MALAY
Province : AKLAN
Region : VI
Barangays : 17
Income Classification : 1st Class
Municipal Type : Coastal Town
Number of Puroks : 116
Total Income (2019) : Php 542,162,529.12
IRA Share 2020 : Php 147,223,534.00
Estimated Total Budget for 2020 : Php 581,000,000.00
Major Source of Income : Tourism

 

BACKGROUND

Historical:

MALAY derived its name from tiny specie of fish commonly called "Maeay" or "Malay" to strangers that used to abound in a nearby river.

The Municipality was created by virtue of RA 381 on June 15, 1949.  Malay is composed of 17 barangays namely; Argao, Balabag, Balusbos, Caticlan, Cogon, Cubay norte, Cubay Sur, Dumlog, Kabuluhan, Manocmanoc, Motag, Nabaoy, Naasug, Napaan, Poblacion, Sambiray and Yapak.

GEOGRAPHY

Location

MALAY is located at the Northwestern tip of Panay.  Having Boracay Island, the prime tourist destination in the Philippines the municipality is obviously the tourism capital of the Province of Aklan. it is 76 kilometers away from Kalibo, the Capital Town.

Climate

Relatively wet from May to October, dry the rest of the year, maximum rain periods are not very pronounced, dry season last from one to three months.

PHYSICAL FEATURES

Land Uses:

Land Area:                   6,601.00 has         

LAND USE

MAINLAND

EXISTING

BORACAY

EXISTING

TOTAL

EXISTING

Residential       
    Low Density Residential R1 187.21   183.97    371.18   
    Medium Density Residential R2
    High Density Residential R3
    Socialized Housing 0.00 0.00  0.00 
    Ati-Village 1.40 2.10  3.50 
Commercial       
    Low Density Commercial C1 53.46  34.41   87.87  
    Medium Density Commercial C2
Tourism       
    Low Density Tourist Commercial T1 5.06   418.93    423.99   
    Medium Density Tourist Commercial T2
    High Density Tourist Commercial T3
Eco-Tourism    205.13 0.00  205.13 
Institutional  16.15 8.03  24.18 
Parks and Recreation  2.26  81.60  83.86 
Cemetery 0.42 0.50 0.92
Infrastructure and Utilities      
    Utilities 38.31 2.19 40.50
    Materials Recovery Facility 0.72 1.41 2.13
    Sanitary Landfill 6.20 0.00 6.20
    Roads 49.10 41.73 90.83
    Slaughter House 0.27 0.00 0.27
Agriculture 2268.85 0.00 2268.85
Forestland 1939.73 180.65 2120.38
NWPP-NP 784.47 0.00 784.47
Beach 30.17 40.25 70.42
Wetlands 5.45 10.87 16.32
TOTAL 5594.36 1006.64 6601.00

                       

Topography

60.2% of land area of Malay is classified as hilly to mountainous which are irregularly shaped and with elevation of less than 600 meter. In BoracayIsland, about two-thirds of the total land area falls between 8 – 16 percent slope. Lowland and gently sloping areas are found near the shoreline.

Major Rivers   - Malay River, Nabaoy River, Napaan River and Potol River

Mountain        - Northwest Panay Mountain

Lake              - Lupo-lupo Lake

PEOPLE

 Population:  52,973 (PSA 2015); 60,398 Projected 2020
 Population Density:  802 persons/km
915 persons/km2 Projected 2020
 Population Growth:  2.81% (2010-2015)
 Languages/Dialects:  Malaynon, Aklanon, Tagalog, Hiligaynon, English
 Ethnic Group:  Ati

 

Religion and Culture

Major Denominations Percentage
Roman Catholic 92.8
Iglesia ni Cristo 2.30
Jehovah Witnesses 2
Baptist 0.40
Protestants 0.43
Unknown 1.83
Others  

 

ECONOMIC SECTOR

* Agricultural Production (source: MAO)

 Crops Area (Has)   Production Volume (MT)
1.  Palay 168 1,248.7
2.  Coconut /Copra 2,152.91 2,155
3.  Root Crops 3 11
4.  Vegetables 9.13 1.133
5.  Banana 9.3 2.299

 List of Irrigation Sructures:

Name of Irrigation Sructure Type Location of Dam
Argao National Irrigation System NIS Napaan, Malay, Aklan
Malay National Irrigation System NIS Motag, Malay, Aklan
Cubay Communal Irrigation System CIS Cubay Sur, Malay, Aklan
Dumlog Diversion Dam (D/D) SSIP Dumlog, malay, Aklan
Nabaoy Diversion Dam (D/D) SSIP Nabaoy, Malay, Aklan
Balusbos Diversion Dam (D/D) SSIP Balusbos, Malay, Aklan
Dumlog Communal Irrigation System (CIS) CIS Kabulihan, Malay, Aklan
Caticlan Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) SWIP Caticlan, Malay, Aklan

      

Irrigated Ricefields 130 has 
Non-irrigated ricefields : 38 has

 

Fishing

  • Length of coastline is 12.86 km in the mainland and 21 km in Boracay Island
  • Out of 17 barangays, 12 are coastal
  • Total water area is 475.50 km2
  • Length of its shoreline is 26.77 km
  • Rich in marine resources
  • Fishing Ground                                   : Sulu Sea, Sibuyan Sea
  • Annual Fish Production                        : 73.81 MT
  • Number of Registered Fisherfolk (2017)   :  703
  • Motorized Boat                                   :  470
  • Non-Motorized Boat                             :  270

Major species catched/harvested:

  1. Sardinella SP (sardines)
  2. Anchovy (Dilis)
  3. Decapeterus SP (Galunggong)
  4. Tuna Species
  5. Caranx SP (Mamsa)
  6. Mackerel
  7. Snapper

 

Livestock Inventory

Livestock Production volume (heads)
    1. Swine
788
    1. Cattle
219
    1. Goat
258
    1. Carabao
67
Poultry  
  1. Chicken
8,488

 

* Trade and Industry

Major Industry   - Tourism (Tourism Sites and Facilities)

Existing Major Establishments:

Hotel & Resorts, Bar & Restaurants

* Livelihood

Active Members of SEAK = 625

 

* Employment Status

 

Employment Rate:            89.59%

 

Major Fields of employment                          Percent of Population

  1. Tourism Services                                                90%
  2. Transportation                                                     7%
  3. Government Services                                           3%

* Tourist Arrival

COMPARATIVE STATISTICS OF BORACAY TOURIST ARRIVAL  
CY 2017 - 2018  
  2017 2018
MONTH FOREIGN LOCAL OFW TOTAL FOREIGN LOCAL OFW TOTAL % INC/DEC
JANUARY 95,069 67,643 7,131      169,843 125,910 55,216 5,767 186,893 10%
FEBRUARY 108,098 61,470 4,615      174,183 136,578 49,209 3,313 189,100 9%
MARCH 81,711 82,056 3,678      167,445 113,683 60,486 2,912 177,081 6%
APRIL 79,264 149,292 4,677      233,233 64,123 51,872 2,650 118,645 -49%
MAY 132,698 66,643 3,414      202,755         -100%
JUNE 64,651 91,594 3,463      159,708         -100%
JULY 78,969 70,752 4,070      153,791         -100%
AUGUST 85,696 55,849 2,520      144,065         -100%
SEPTEMBER 70,410 53,090 1,372      124,872         -100%
OCTOBER 75,785  62,384  1,687  139,856  5,006 14,931 468 20,405 -85%
NOVEMBER 83,167  73,374  1,791  158,332  44,474 56,984 2,201 103,659 -35%
DECEMBER 97,457  72,792  3,642  173,891  75,577 65,860 4,648 146,085 -16%
TOTAL 1,052,975 906,939 42,060 2,001,974 565,351 354,558 21,959 941,868  

  

* Tourist Attractions

  •     White Beach in Boracay Island
  •     Agnaga Falls in Barangay Kabulihan
  •     Bat Cave in Barangay Yapak
  •     Crystal Cove in Tigwatian/Laurel Island
  •     Pangihan Cave in Poblacion
  •     Dalamuan Falls in Barangay Napaan
  •     Wildlife Sanctuary in Barangay Naasog
  •     Ecological Park in Barangay Argao
  •     Bongbongon Beach in Barangay Naasog
  •     Golf Course in Barangay Balabag
  •     Diving Sites
  •     Nabaoy River in Barangay Nabaoy
  •     Living Museum in Barangay Motag

 SOCIAL SECTOR

* Education

Educational Institutions Public Private
No. of Vocational Schools   2
No. of Secondary Schools 4 7
No. of Elementary Schools 7 7
No. of Primary Schools 5  
No. of Pre-Schools 6 8
No. of Day Care Centers 22  

Literacy Rate = 96%

 

* Social Services 2017

 

Day Care Children 1,238
Children with Disabilities 106
Person with Disabilities 385
Philhealth Cardholders 2,000

* Health Services

Health Facilities:

Government Hospitals          :     2

Private Hospital                   :     1

Drug Stores/Medical Clinis   :    33

Health Personnel:

Government Hospital

 Physicians - 11    
Pharmacist - 5    
Nursing Attendant - 7
 Nurses - 29 Med. Tech. - 4      
 Dentist - 1 Radio Tech. - 2      
Private Hospital                
Physicians - 5 Pharmacist - 2 Midwife - 1
Nurses - 10 Med. Tech - 4 Nursing Aide - 4
Dentist - 1 Rad. Tech. - 2      
Municipal Health Office                    
Physicians - 1 Med. Tech. - 4 Laboratory Aide - 1
Nurses - 11 Rural Health Midwives - 11      
Dentist - 1 Sanitary Inspectors - 4      

INFRASTRUCTURE

* Road Network

  In Kms Paved Graveled
National 12.460 100%  
Provincial 8,200 100%  
Municipal 8.78 90% 10%
Barangay 77.44 50% 50%
 
Bridges
Caticlan Bridge =  23.75 L.M. 
Putol Bridge =  30.00 L.M.
Banga Bridge =  5.70 L.M.
Argao Bridge =  7.00 L.M.
Napaan Bridge = 25.00 L.M.
Nabaoy Bridge = 30.00 L.M.
Balusbos Bridge = 15.00 L.M.
Saugan Bridge = 20.00 L.M.

* Infrastructure and Utilities

Airport

An Airport with 30 meter wide and 834 m long runway is located in Barangay Caticlan.

Seaport

Jetty port for pump (motor) boats and smaller sea craft is also located in Barangay Caticlan. Roll-on Roll-off Port (Ro-Ro) also located in Barangay Caticlan.

Water Utilities

Malay Water District

Boracay Tubi Services Inc.

Boracay Island Water Company

      

* Power Distributor

 

Existing Electric Cooperative:            

Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO)            

98.70% of household served            

100% of barangays served

* Transportation

Land transportation are being provided for by vans, aircon/non-aircon buses, jeepneys & tricycles

Water transportation are being provided for by pumpboats (motorboats), sailboats and a shipping line for Roxas, Oriental Minodoro – Caticlan, Batangas – Caticlan and vice versa.

Air transportation. Fifty seater planes and other smaller aircrafts are being used for Manila – Caticlan, Cebu – Caticlan and vice versa.

Major Transportation Companies:

Land    - Ceres Tours, Westmint, Northstar, Delmabel, Paradise, Island Tour Transport, Southwest Tours, Island Star Express, Taxi

Sea      - 2Go, Starlite, Montenegro, Super Shuttle Ferry, CBTMPC, Oyster Ferry

Air       - PAL Express, Cebu Pacific

 

 * Communication

Telephone/Telefax System =  PLDT, Cruztelco, Globe, Pantelco, Smart
Radio Station =  2
Television =  2 Cable TV
Postal =  2
Print Media =  2
Internet Service =  29
Cell Sites =  17

 

PEACE AND ORDER

 Agency  Location
 PNP Malay Mainland  Brgy. Poblacion and Caticlan
 Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC)  Brgy. Manocmanoc
 Philippine Coast Guard - Boracay  Brgy. Manocmanoc
 Philippine Coast Guard - Mainland  Brgy. Caticlan
 Army 471B  Brgy. Yapak and Manocmanoc
 Maricom  Brgy. Balabag
 Aviation Security Group  Brgy. Caticlan
 Bureau of Fire  Brgy. Manocmanoc
 Municipal Auxiliary Police (MAP)  Brgy. Balabag and Caticlan
 Barangay Tanod  All 17 Barangays