Malay, Aklan

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Malay
Municipality
Municipality of Malay
Buildings in Boracay Island
Buildings in Boracay Island
Official seal of Malay
Seal
Map of Aklan with Malay highlighted
Map of Aklan with Malay highlighted
Malay is located in Philippines
Malay
Malay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°54′N 121°55′E / 11.9°N 121.92°E / 11.9; 121.92Coordinates: 11°54′N 121°55′E / 11.9°N 121.92°E / 11.9; 121.92
Country Philippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
DistrictLone District of Aklan
FoundedJune 15, 1949
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCiceron Cawaling
 • Electorate33,813 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total66.01 km2 (25.49 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total52,973
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Malaynon
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code5608
PSGC060412000
IDD:area code+63 (0)36
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)436,504,706.03 (2016)
Native languagesAklan language
Ati
Tagalog
Websitefoo.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/malay-aklan/

Malay /mɑːˈl/, officially the Municipality of Malay, (Aklanon: Banwa it Malay; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Malay; Filipino: Bayan ng Malay), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 52,973 people.[3]

It is the northernmost town in the island of Panay. The resort island of Boracay is part of the municipality.

History[edit]

The municipality of Malay was created in the province of Capiz on June 15, 1949, from the barrio of Malay and surrounding barrios which were then part of Buruanga. The new municipality then included the following barrios: Malay (poblacion, seat of local government), Dumlog, Cabulihan, Balusbos, Nabaoy, Cubay Norte, Cubay Sur, Cogon, Argao, Sambiray, Caticlan, Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, Yapak, Motag, Napaan, and Naasog.[4] On April 25, 1956, Malay became a municipality of the newly created province of Aklan, along with several other towns of Capiz.[5]

It was hit severely by typhoon Seniang on 9–10 December 2006, with much destruction and damage of homes and infrastructure.

Proposed cityhood[edit]

"Resolution no. 066, series of 2010" created an ad hoc Committee and Technical Working Group to conduct initial study and evaluation for the proposed cityhood of the Municipality of Malay, Aklan.[6]

Geography[edit]

Malay is located at 11°54′N 121°55′E / 11.9°N 121.92°E / 11.9; 121.92. It is 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of Kalibo, the provincial capital.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 66.01 square kilometres (25.49 sq mi)[2] constituting 3.62% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Malay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
27
(81)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(76)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 102
(4.02)
27
(1.06)
30
(1.18)
129
(5.08)
120
(4.72)
237
(9.33)
189
(7.44)
186
(7.32)
126
(4.96)
231
(9.09)
162
(6.38)
90
(3.54)
1,629
(64.12)
Average rainy days 14 12 9 11 20 20 21 22 19 21 17 17 203
Source: World Weather Online[7]

Barangays[edit]

Malay is politically subdivided into 17 barangays,[8]three (Balabag, Manoc-Manoc, and Yapak) of which are situated within Boracay Island, while the rest are in mainland Malay.


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[9]
060412001 Argao 2.3% 1,213 1,078 2.27%
060412002 Balabag 23.2% 12,296 11,076 2.01%
060412003 Balusbus 2.5% 1,310 1,079 3.76%
060412004 Cabulihan 1.5% 772 575 5.77%
060412006 Cogon 1.2% 647 544 3.36%
060412007 Cubay Norte 0.7% 365 327 2.12%
060412008 Cubay Sur 2.7% 1,423 1,153 4.09%
060412009 Dumlog 1.6% 863 768 2.25%
060412010 Manoc-Manoc 28.0% 14,810 12,526 3.24%
060412017 Motag 1.7% 903 818 1.90%
060412011 Naasog 1.1% 557 547 0.35%
060412012 Nabaoy 2.3% 1,220 1,025 3.37%
060412013 Napaan 1.4% 751 649 2.82%
060412014 Poblacion 2.5% 1,304 1,255 0.73%
060412015 Sambiray 2.6% 1,382 1,031 5.74%
060412016 Yapak 9.7% 5,161 4,767 1.52%
Total 52,973 45,811 2.80%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Malay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 6,816—    
1970 7,623+1.12%
1975 8,770+2.85%
1980 9,120+0.79%
1990 14,378+4.66%
1995 19,406+5.78%
2000 24,519+5.14%
2007 32,110+3.79%
2010 45,811+13.81%
2015 52,973+2.80%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][9][10][11]

In the 2015 census, Malay had a population of 52,973.[3] The population density was 800 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,100/sq mi).


Economy[edit]

Because of its robust tourism industry, the municipality is now considered as having the strongest economy in all the municipalities in the Region and the richest municipality of Aklan in terms of income and annual budget.[12] The tourism industry of Boracay became the catalyst of its economic growth that brought many investors to come and helped transform the municipality into a cosmopolitan area.

Banks[edit]

As of 2016, there are ten (10) banks in the municipality of Malay operated by six (6) commercial banking corporations.

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Malay has one airport, officially named Godofredo P. Ramos Airport but more popularly known as Caticlan Airport. Only small aircraft were allowed to land on the 810 m (2,660 ft) runway, On January 1, 2014, it was reported that the San Miguel Corp. said it would complete the extension of Boracay Airport’s runway by the end of the year. The runway would be extended from 950 meters to 2,100 meters.[13] On November 18, 2016, flag carrier Philippine Airlines landed its first Airbus A320, which marked the opening of the extended runway.[14] Cebu Pacific followed suit on November 22, 2016, landing its first A320 as flight 5J 899/900.

Sea[edit]

Caticlan Jetty Port

The Caticlan Jetty Port, one of the ports along the Strong Republic Nautical Highway, serves as a gateway to Boracay island and Roxas, Oriental Mindoro.

Education[edit]

List of schools in Malay

Secondary[edit]

  • Boracay National High School
  • Boracay National High School Manoc-Manoc Extension
  • Lamberto H. Tirol National High School
  • Malay National High School

Health[edit]

Malay is being served by three hospitals, of which 1 is private, and 2 are owned by the government.

  • Don Circiaco Tirol Memorial Hospital
  • Malay Municipal Hospital
  • Aklan Baptist Hospital

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Republic Act No. 381; an Act Creating the Municipality of Malay in the Province of Capiz". PhilippineLaw.info. 15 June 1949. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 1414 - An Act To Create the Province of Aklan". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 25 April 1956. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  6. ^ Approved SB, DTD. 11-30-10
  7. ^ "Malay, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Municipal: Malay, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  11. ^ "Province of Aklan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ Bandiol, Odon S. "Aklan SP reviews Malay P310-M 2013 budget". Panay News. Archived from the original on 10 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Caticlan runway set for upgrade". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Jan 1, 2014. Retrieved Jan 2, 2014.
  14. ^ "Philippine Airlines landed its first ever A320 in the new Boracay Caticlan Airport". Mark Joseph Diamzon. Nov 18, 2016. Retrieved Nov 19, 2016.

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