Life Guard Boracay has until October 22, Monday, to submit the lists of the needed rescue equipments to the Municipal Council of Malay.
This followed after the three SB committees, specifically the Committee on Public Safety and Order, Laws and Ordinances and Tourism had found out, during a Joint Committee Hearing that the Life Savers are lacking equipments for rescuing lives particularly for those tourists who will be swimming on the 4-kilometer beach front of Boracay.
According to Life Guard Supervisor, Miguel “Mike” Labatiao, the list of equipments that they will be requesting will include two jet-skis and a bug car, for a prompt response, telescopes and other floating equipment.
They will also be requesting for additional life guard towers, as only two of it remains, while the others were destroyed.
Moreover, the Supervisor said that they will be asking the LGU for 15 more personnel.
They will also be assigning a life guard at Puka Beach in Yapak.
Labatiao admitted that these equipments are costly and that the LGU is now thinking of the sources in order to fund it.
Meanwhile, now that there is an influx of tourists in Boracay, their security and safety must also be given attention.