September 25

Boracay boat fare hike to start next month

first_imgBORACAY – Boat commuters from Caticlanjetty port going to this fame-island resort should brace themselves as theCaticlan Boracay Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CBTMPC) will now charge higherboat fare starting next month. CBTMPC is shifting from wood to technologically-advanced hull materials for faster, efficient, and resilient fiber-reinforced plastic boats. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN) CBTMPC is also charging a charterrate of P1,000 from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for one-way trip to Boracay Island forthe first 10 passengers and P30 regular rate for additionalpassengers. For night time, chartered trip will cost P2,000 from 6 p.m. to10 p.m. and P2,500 from 10 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  Passengers with discounted cards will only pay fare of P25 from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and P30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.   The fare hike will counter rising fueland maintenance costs of fiberglass-made boats of the cooperative – thesole public boat transport group operating the Caticlan to Boracay Islandroute. Tourists, residents and guests, who will disembark to Tambisaan port or Cagbanport in Boracay Island from mainland Malay, will pay P30 from the previous P25from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. center_img Boat commuters will be charged P40 from6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and P50 from 10 p.m. to 5:45 a.m.  Last year, a notice for change for passenger rate was filed by CBTMPC chairman Godofredo Sadiasa and duly approved by Maritime Industry Authority in Iloilo City. These wooden-hulled passenger boats are the main transportation mode between Caticlan to Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. The boat cooperative in the world-famous island will impose a fare hike starting October. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEAN FORUMlast_img read more

January 12

Police still searching for arson suspects

first_imgRelated Stories– RCMP search for two suspects in house fire– Photos and video from two-house fire on 82nd streetAdvertisement Photo:  Fort St. John fire crews battled a large fire Friday July 9th, 2010 – Adam Reaburn/ If you have any further information about either incident, contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. – Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP continue to investigate two suspicious fires.Police and fire crews were called to a fire that destroyed two homes Friday night. One home was still under construction.At this point the RCMP have not made any arrests in connection with the fire but have told that they are looking for two youths of approximately 15 years of age.One is described as 6 feet tall and has a slim build. The second also has a slim build but is shorter in height.The second fire early Sunday morning destroyed a truck parked near the intersection of 91 Street and 91 Avenue. The RCMP are still looking for a group of at least three youths seen leaving the area shortly after the fire.At this time the RCMP won’t say what was used to start either fire as the investigation continues. They also don’t believe the two incidents are connected, but they haven’t ruled that out as a possibility.Advertisement – RCMP investigate suspicious truck firelast_img read more