Also, the town has a total 52,973population based on 2015 Census of Population and 66.01 square kilometers ofland area. The conversion is primarily envisionedto promote Malay’s economic potential and spur investstments. Proposed by the Sangguniang Bayan ofthis town in 2010, the plans and consultation of the Malay cityhood with thestakeholders are already in the preliminary stages. It also has more facilities like banksand telecommunication companies, and more developed infrastructure than othertowns in this province. Caticlan Jetty Port serves the general area of the municipality of Malay, Aklan. The port is used to cross its passengers from Sibuyan Sea to Boracay Island and vice-versa. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEAN FORUM As part of their bid to the mission,Bautista issued Executive Order No. 54 that would establish Malay CityhoodTechnical Working Group (TWG) tasked to conduct assessment and evaluation onthe requirements of cityhood. They would also assist the Sangguniang Bayan ofthis town to craft a resolution requesting the House of Representatives aboutit. This first class municipality with 17barangays – three of them in Boracay Island – has met the requirement forlocally generated funds. However, it also needs to qualify the criteria on landarea and population before it could be converted into a city. The acting mayor will head the TWG,while Malay Legal officer Atty. Melanio Prado will act as the secretariat. The town’s bustling economy is anchoredon tourism activities in the world-famous island of Boracay, the Airport andport of Caticlan, and the ports of Sambiray, Tambisaan, Cagban and Tabon. MALAY, Aklan – This municipality isstriving for a cityhood that aims to achieve unprecedented growth and toimprove the level of local government, according to acting Malay town mayorFrolibar Bautista. Bautista aims to convert the town into acomponent city with a mission “to enhance local autonomy in its truestsense, not only by legislative enabling acts but also by administrative andorganizational reforms.” “Malay, Aklan is a class of itsown, center of trade and commerce, capable of fiscal independence, point ofconvergence of transportation, rich haven of agricultural, mineral, and other naturalresources, and a grand tourism spot of Boracay,” the EO states. Republic Act No. 9009, which amendedSection 450 of Republic Act No. 7160 (Local Government Code of 1991), requiresa population of at least 150,000, a land area of at least 100 square kilometersand a minimum of P100 million locally generated average annual income for thelast two consecutive years for a municipality or cluster of barangays to beconverted into a component city.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN)
Eamon O’Shea’s side go straight into a Munster semi final on the 21st of June where they will take on the winners of Clare and Limerick.Having been beaten by Waterford at the closing stages of the League the county’s hurlers will be hungry for silverware.Speaking to Tipp FM, ahead of the Irish Sun’s Press Pack Launch in Thurles tonight, Lar Corbett admits if they get out of Munster- it’s a short road to Croke Park.