Island administrator Glenn Sacapaño, on Friday, said Boracay Life Guard is always prepared and there was no need for a special preparation for the celebration of the feast of St. John the Baptist which is set on Sunday the 24th of June.
Aside from the Life Guard, Sacapaño said the Boracay Action Group (BAG) is constantly monitoring the island for unlikely events. The group is likewise on alert and ready to respond. However, he advises them to impose self-discipline when participating in the festivities to avoid misfortunes especially if it involves swimming in the sea.
He reminded everyone to avoid swimming while under the influence of alcohol.
Also expected to patrol the beach are divers and Coast Guard with K9 units to ensure safety of swimmers during the celebration, according to Lt. Commander Terrence Alsosa, Philippine Coast Guard Station Commander of Caticlan.
Aside from the island of Boracay, Alsosa said that they are monitoring other towns in Aklan. He said he alerted the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) to monitor the towns of Numancia, Buruanga, Caticlan and especially New Washington which is most visited during the feast of St. John the Baptist.