The Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) is ready with regard to the New Year celebration in Boracay Island.
This was according to the Boracay PNP Chief Police Inspector, Fidel Gentallan.
Stationed BTAC’s personnel are allegedly ready to give assistance to tourists and residents of the island particularly to those who will be watching the fireworks during the midnight, Monday, December 31.
Gentallan also gave reminders to everyone to be always on alert of opportunists.
Included in his reminders was that it would be better if someone would stay at home or the place where they stay, and make sure doors and windows are locked. He added that the public should be careful when they are shopping or visiting places and persuaded everyone to welcome the New Year in a safe manner.
On the other hand, Boracay Hospital is also ready for the possible victims of the New Year Celebration tonight according to the Officer 3 Dr. Jeneth Japitan.
Supplies for dressing, tetanus toxoids and for first aid are available at the hospital. Japitan however made clear that only first aid is available and for more serious cases, the patient will have to be transferred to a bigger hospital.
The hospital will allegedly keep watch together with the Philippine Red Cross tonight.
Japitan also cautioned that children are prohibited from possessing firecrackers, and that it is prohibited for drunken adults to light firecrackers since it is dangerous.