Monday, January 12, 2015

BTAC: Boracay Ati-atihan festival 'generally peaceful'

Posted January 12, 2015
Written by Bert Dalida

The 2015 Boracay Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan festival was generally peaceful, the Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) reported.

Boracay PNP Officer In Charge PSInsp. Fidel Gentallan said: “the festival in honor of Señor Sto. Niño was celebrated smoothly and orderly by thousands of revelers, devotees and tourists.”

"There were no casualties of Ati-Atihan-related incidents this year, owing, to intensified police visibility in all areas," he added.

Hundreds of policemen, Philippine Army and force multipliers were deployed in Boracay Island assistance police centers, checkpoints, converging areas in the island to secure the tourists and visitors of the festival.

Traffic re-routing of vehicles in Boracay Island, was also implemented to decongest heavy traffic.

Translated by Gloria Villas

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