PRO6 showcases readiness for Boracay closure
Boracay, Philippines, April 23, 2018 – As the Boracay Island closure nears, Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne R Binag, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 6, displaysreadiness of his troops to the members of the media. “Everything is all set” Binag claims pointing to his personnel already deployed during the media walkthrough.
The walkthrough was organized in order for the members of the media to be oriented of the systems, procedures and protocols in the implementation of the guidelines for the closure. After the briefing at the Caticlan Jetty Port, they were toured to the outer and innerborder control points outside and inside the island to see the actual deployment of personnel. During the closure, PRO6 in coordination with the other law enforcement agencies will implement the one entry, one exit point, no ID no entryand other pertinent laws to ensure a peaceful, orderly and fast rehabilitation and delivery of social services in the island. “We have everything covered and we are ready” Binag added, citing the deployment of their resources that completes the security, peace and order and anti-criminality components.
With the 630-strong police forcealready in place headed by Police Senior Superintendent Jesus D Cambay Jr, Metro Boracay Police Task Force (MBPTF) Site Task Group Commander, Binag confidently reassured that they are ready for any eventuality. Binag also assures the public that the presence of the PNP and other Law Enforcement Agencies is a symbol of reassurance to all stakeholders that they are safe here. On crime situation, records show that the crime environment of Boracay has immensely improved during the first quarter along with the deployment of MBPTF. Even after the announcement of the closure on April 4, 2018, the eight focus crimes decreased week in and week out.
PRO6 hopes for cooperation and enjoins the public to support the authorities on the implementation of the smooth, orderly and peaceful closure to rehabilitate Boracay Island the soonest.
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