By Martin A. Sadongdong
The Philippine National Police has said that all security measures are in place for the world-famous Boracay Island which is closed starting Thursday.
A 630-strong police force headed by Senior Supt. Jesus Cambay Jr., Metro Boracay Police Task Force Site Task Group Commander, has been deployed to secure the island.
Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western Visayas Police Regional Office chief, led the deployment and conducted a walkthrough for media at the Caticlan Jetty Port.
Binag said the walkthrough was organized to orient members of the media of the systems, procedures, and protocols in the implementation of the guidelines for the six-month closure of the island.
Binag said during the closure, the PNP, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, will implement the “one entry, one exit point,” “no ID, no entry,” and other pertinent laws to ensure a peaceful, orderly, and fast rehabilitation and delivery of social services on the island. The exit and entry points in the island will be at the Caticlan Jetty Port.
After the briefing at the Caticlan Jetty Port, Binag led a tour to the outer and inner border control points outside and inside the island to see the actual deployment of personnel. “Everything is all set. We have everything covered and we are ready,” said Binag.