Less crime foreseen in Boracay—PNP

Published April 30, 2018, 8:03 PM

by Roel Tibay

 

By Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY—The Philippine National Police (PNP) foresees less crime incidents at Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan despite the start of its six-month closure.

A resident walks his dog in an empty beach during the shutdown of the holiday island Boracay on April 26, 2018. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro / MANILA BULLETIN)
A resident walks his dog in an empty beach during the shutdown of the holiday island Boracay on April 26, 2018.
(REUTERS/Erik De Castro / MANILA BULLETIN)

“That could be a possibility,” said Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, director of Police Regional Office (PRO-6) in Western Visayas.

Binag told the Manila Bulletin that officials initially thought there would be more crime incidents because of people losing their jobs.

But PRO-6 did not record any major crime incident. There were just minor crime incidents.

With less number of people in the resort island, Binag also foresees a drop in crime incidents.

PRO-6 deployed around 600 cops to the resort island, which is led by Senior Supt. Jesus Cambay Jr.

The police are being augmented by 200 from the Philippine Army and Philippine Navy while another 100 from the Philippine Coast Guard.

“We are able to maintain an environment conducive to the government’s unhampered program,” Binag. added

 
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