It will be better if there is a Coastguard Assistance Center at Boracay’s boat stations 1 and 3 according to PO2 Condrito Alvarez of the Coast Guard Boracay detachment.
In an interview with Alvarez on Tuesday, February 26, he explained the benefits of having assistance centers at the mentioned boat stations.
He said that aside from monitoring the activities at the beachfront, the implementation of manifesto for island hopping activities will be safeguarded.
Alvarez added that when assistance is needed, tourists will have someone to approach, especially if there is a maritime incident.
During the interview, it was learned that the plan to put Coastguard assistance centers at Stations 1 and 3 was presented by their former Coast Guard Commander, Lt. Cmdr. Terence Alsosa in a Boracay Action Group meeting on January of this year.
Nevertheless, the plan was not yet feasible as of press time since the plan that had been presented had had no result.
However, Alvarez added that the Coast Guard’s new Commander, Lt. Cmdr. Jimmy Oliver Vingno, will find a way to set up an assistance center at the two stations in the Month of March.