Twenty units of Mountain Bikes are set to be turned over to the members of the Boracay Tourists Assistance Center (BTAC) today.
According to BTAC Chief Police Sr./Insp. Joeffer Cabural, the said turn over will be led by Philippine National Police Director General, Alan Purisima.
He will be joined by Provincial Governor Joeben Miraflores, Malay Mayor John Yap, DOT Regional Director Atty. Helen Catalbas, DILG-6 Regional Director Evelyn Trompeta, and some representatives of stakeholders in the island.
The event will be conducted together with the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the construction of a PNP Tourists Training School at Sitio Bantud, Brgy. Manoc-manoc.
Cabural also said that these bicycles are intended not to compete with the motorcycles but for the prompt response to any untoward incidents on the island.
It also aims to widen the force’s Area of Responsibility, especially during patrols.
Previously, 20 BTAC members have undergone a 2-week “Bicycle Training” at Camp Delgado in Iloilo City.
This was the first batch of training for the new PNP Program, which focuses primarily in Western Visayas, particularly in Boracay Island.