Posted March 18, 2014
Written by Jay-ar Arante
The Malay PNP has admitted that they don’t have enough police personnel more so that there will be an influx of tourist in Boracay this summer season.
According to SPO1 Ben Estuya of the Malay PNP, it would be better if there will be a force augmentation.
There was however, a limitation from the Aklan Provincial Police Office (APPO) because of the same need of police officers in other towns in the province.
Nevertheless, Estuya said that they can still maximize their police visibility with the help of force multipliers which includes the Malay Auxiliary Police, Maritime Command, Philippine Coastguard and the Philippine Army which results to a better enforcement at the Caticlan Jetty Port.
On the other hand, if the police to population ratio of 1 is to 500 will be based upon, they will still be 5 to 6 personnel short.
The Malay PNP at the moment is waiting the APPO’s mandate, as well as that of the Regional Office as to when they will send additional police force in Malay.
Translated by Shelah Casiano