Monday, April 1, 2013

Holy Week in Boracay, generally peaceful and successful

The celebration of Holy Week in Boracay was generally peaceful and successful if based in order and tranquility.

This is how S/Insp. Joeffer Cabural, Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) Chief describes the commemoration of the Holy Week despite the influx of thousands of tourists in the island.

According to Cabural, although there were reports of lost items and recorded cases of theft, these can be considered as petty crimes.

He was also thankful that no major incidents have occurred.

The Police force, with their aggressive approach ensures the security of the public, particularly the tourists, and maintain order, however the number of arrested and or detainees at the BTAC’s detention reached up to 16.

Some of these arrested individuals were caught carrying weapons and the likes, some of stealing, and cases were set to be filed against them today.

There were also some reports of drunken scenarios.

In line with this, the BTAC Chief said that they are continuously implementing a strict security on the island, noting that after the Holy Week, more local and foreign tourists are expected to come since summer is just beginning.

Cabural added that, like the Holy Week, they are hoping the Summer Season will be as peaceful and in order.

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