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Malay
Municipality of Malay
Beautiful Sunset in Boracay Island
Beautiful Sunset in Boracay Island
Flag of Malay
Official seal of Malay
Map of Aklan with Malay highlighted
Map of Aklan with Malay highlighted
OpenStreetMap
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; 121.92
CountryPhilippines
RegionWestern Visayas
ProvinceAklan
District  2nd district
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFrolibar S. Bautista (Acting)
 • Vice MayorNiño Carlos F. Cawaling (Acting)
 • RepresentativeTeodorico T. Haresco Jr.
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate40,913 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total66.01 km2 (25.49 sq mi)
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Highest elevation
884 m (2,900 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total60,077
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Households
12,618
Demonym(s)Malaynon
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence17.27% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱436,504,706.03 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityAklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5608
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)36
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesAklan
Ati
Hiligaynon
Tagalog
Websitefoo.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/malay-aklan/

Malay /mɑːˈl/, officially the Municipality of Malay, (Aklanon: Banwa it Malay; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Malay; Tagalog: Bayan ng Malay), is a 1st class cosmopolitan municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. It is the richest municipality in the province by revenue. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 60,077 people making it the second most populated town in Aklan. [3]

It is the northernmost town in the island of Panay and the youngest amongst all municipalities in Aklan province. The resort island of Boracay is part of the municipality.

History

The municipality of Malay was created on June 15, 1949, helped established by Claro Tumaob. From the barangay of Malay and surrounding barangays which were then part of Buruanga. The new municipality then included the following barangays: 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.[5] On April 25, 1956, Malay became a municipality of the newly created province of Aklan, along with several other towns of Capiz.[6]

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

Proposed cityhood

"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.[7]

Geography

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)[8] constituting 3.62% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

Climate

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
(4.0)
27
(1.1)
30
(1.2)
129
(5.1)
120
(4.7)
237
(9.3)
189
(7.4)
186
(7.3)
126
(5.0)
231
(9.1)
162
(6.4)
90
(3.5)
1,629
(64.1)
Average rainy days 14 12 9 11 20 20 21 22 19 21 17 17 203
Source: World Weather Online[9]

Barangays

Malay is politically subdivided into 17 barangays,[10]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.
2020[3] 2010[11]
060412001 Argao 2.0% 1,213 1,078 1.14%
060412002 Balabag 20.5% 12,296 11,076 1.01%
060412003 Balusbus 2.2% 1,310 1,079 1.88%
060412004 Cabulihan 1.3% 772 575 2.87%
060412005 Caticlan 13.3% 7,996 6,593 1.87%
060412006 Cogon 1.1% 647 544 1.68%
060412007 Cubay Norte 0.6% 365 327 1.06%
060412008 Cubay Sur 2.4% 1,423 1,153 2.04%
060412009 Dumlog 1.4% 863 768 1.12%
060412010 Manoc-Manoc 24.7% 14,810 12,526 1.62%
060412017 Motag 1.5% 903 818 0.95%
060412011 Naasog 0.9% 557 547 0.17%
060412012 Nabaoy 2.0% 1,220 1,025 1.68%
060412013 Napaan 1.3% 751 649 1.41%
060412014 Poblacion 2.2% 1,304 1,255 0.37%
060412015 Sambiray 2.3% 1,382 1,031 2.85%
060412016 Yapak 8.6% 5,161 4,767 0.76%
Total 60,077 45,811 2.63%

Demographics

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+2.81%
2020 60,077+2.51%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[12][11][13][14]

In the 2020 census, Malay had a population of 60,077. [3] The population density was 910 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,400/sq mi).

Economy

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.[21] 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

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

Transportation

Air

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.[22] On November 18, 2016, flag carrier Philippine Airlines landed its first Airbus A320, which marked the opening of the extended runway.[23] Cebu Pacific followed suit on November 22, 2016, landing its first A320 as flight 5J 899/900.

Sea

Caticlan Jetty Port
Caticlan Jetty Port

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

Education

List of schools in Malay

Secondary

  • Boracay National High School
  • Boracay National High School Manoc-Manoc Extension
  • Caticlan Academy Foundation, Inc
  • Lamberto H. Tirol National High School
  • Malay National High School

Health

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

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

References

  1. ^ Municipality of Malay |  (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2020). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ Approved SB, DTD. 11-30-10
  8. ^ "Province: Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Malay, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Municipal: Malay, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Province of Aklan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  19. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  20. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ "Caticlan runway set for upgrade". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Jan 1, 2014. Retrieved Jan 2, 2014.
  23. ^ "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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