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Local Government Unit of Malay, Aklan

A First-class Municipality in the Province of Aklan

lgu-malay-logoMalay, 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.

Accessible by land to all the provinces in Panay Island, Malay is 76 road kilometres from Kalibo, the capital town of Aklan; 237 road kilometres from Iloilo City through air-conditioned buses and vans; 45 minutes air travel via commercial flight on a regular basis from Manila to Caticlan Airport; sea travel is approximately 12 hours from Manila to Caticlan or through RORO vessels Roxas, Oriental Mindoro.

Founded on June 15, 1949 by virtue of Republic Act No. 381, Malay has a population of 45,811 in 2010 according to National Statistics Office, with a population growth rate of 6.45% and a population density of 680 per square kilometre.

Boracay Island, being the premier tourist destination of the Philippines, contributes largely to population increase with workers and entrepreneurs coming from neighboring towns, cities and provinces. The Local Government has proposed the conversion of Malay into a city. According to Resolution no. 066 series of 2010, the LGU has created an ADHOC Committee and Technical working group to conduct studies and evaluations for the proposed cityhood of the Municipality of Malay.

Vision

The premier international tourist destination

endowed with a sustainable world class tropical beach

and enriched cultural heritage.

Mission

To achieve our vision, we the people of Malay are committed to:

Preserve and enrich our spiritual, cultural and moral values.

Provide effective and efficient delivery of basic services.

Provide adequate and functional infrastructures.

Strenthen people’s participation in local governance.

Pursue sustainable development and utilization of natural resources.

Encourage investments for globally competitive tourism industry.

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  • Address
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    Poblacion, Malay, Aklan, Aklan West Road, Banwa it Malay, 5608 Lalawigan ng Aklan, Philippines
  • Business Phone
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    (036) 288-2493
  • Site Url
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    malay.gov.ph
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Tourist Attractions

Naasug Point

Naausog Point

Naasug Point is a 120-ft vertical cliff adjacent to the sea located in Barangay Naasug.  It’s white beach and underwater resources are amazing, worthy for sight-seeing, swimming and scuba diving.  It’s virgin forest and cave are sanctuary to wildlife.

Pangihan Cave

Pangihan Cave

Pangihan Cave is a wildlife sanctuary located in Barangay Poblacion.  Wit h a total area of 5,001 square meters (275 meters long and 3-5 meters wide), it has eight (8) connecting chambers with glittering stalactites and stalagmites.

Nabaoy River

Nabaoy River

Nabaoy River is located in Barangay Nabaoy, the river is a serene place recommended for bonding and get-together.  With native huts alongside, the locals offer native dishes and delicacies at affordable rates.  Refresh your day by swimming and rafting in its calm and crystal clear waters.

Nagata Falls

Nagata Falls

Nagata Falls is a magnificent falls and the highest among the waterfalls in the municipality.  Enjoy the experience going there by crossing five (5) rivers and exploring the scenic, untouched nature.  Feel its tranquility and be amazed of the waterfalls’ splendor.

Agnaga Mini Falls

Agnaga Mini Falls

Agnaga Mini Falls and Cold Spring is located in Barangay Kabulihan, a place where the forest and rocks meet the spring.  Truly a nature gift, this mini-falls and cold spring is ideal as a picnic place favorably during summer because of its inviting water that beats the summer heat.

Malay Eco-Park Butterfly Garden

Malay Ecological Park

Malay Ecological Park is a rural eco-tourism attraction located at Barangay Argao with a total are of 8,010 square meters and 35 meters inclined. With stairs 65 stairs going up, it is a sceneic place over viewing Boracay Island.