Saturday, March 23, 2013

DOT, coordinates with various agencies to ensure public safety in Boracay during Holy Week

The Department of Tourism (DOT) coordinates with different agencies to ensure the security of those on vacation and tourists in Boracay.

This is in relation to the anticipated tourists’ influx in the island during the Holy Week.

In an interview with DOT OIC Tim Ticar, he said that they already had communicated with the Boracay PNP, lifeguard and Red Cross as part of their preparation.

Aside from this they already assigned a number of licensed tour guides at the beach front to be of assistance and to give information to the tourists.

Meanwhile, Ticar also called upon and asked the garbage collectors to be on “double time” managing the garbage, more so that the visitors are also expected to double up during the period.

Moreover, as the OIC admits that the streetlights are still a problem on the island, Ticar calls upon the Office of the Malay Municipal Engineers to attend to these for public safety.

It has been observed that some of the street lights and or lamp posts are already rusty and appears to be unattended.

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