Friday, October 31, 2014

Philippine Coastguard Caticlan on a heightened alert for All Saints Day

Posted October 31, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Philippine Coastguard (PCG) Caticlan are now on a heightened alert for the security of the travelers, few days before the All Saints Day.

This is after they receive instruction from their head quarters about the intensification of security on vessels.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Ronnie Hiponia, OIC Station Commander of PCG Caticlan said that they “will put passenger assistance centers in every sea ports in Malay and Boracay Island”.

They also strictly monitor the ships docking at the port of Caticlan and to inspect the luggage of passengers using their K-9 dogs.

Hiponia added that they automatically use their K-9 dogs in occasions like ‘Undas’ to assess the overwhelming passengers in sea ports and to check luggage of people who might have illegal drugs or do some terrorism act.

Meanwhile, Hiponia already assigned their personnel starting Friday until Tuesday to ensure the security of travelers this All Souls Day or “Undas”.

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