Malay cops hold under 5-minute response exercises amid influx of tourists in Boracay

The police force of Malay town in Aklan will be conducting a tabletop and simulation exercises to ensure immediate response especially in Boracay Island which is a top tourist destination of the country.

Lt. Col. Don Dicksie de Dios, director ot the Malay Municipal Police Station, said the move is part of its strategy to further improve public safety and further  further strengthened and expanded collaborations to ensure and promote Boracay as a safe travel destination.

He said it is also in compliance with the order of national police chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda, Jr. for policemen to respond in calls for assistance in less than five minutes.

“This aims to thwart criminal threats and criminals who will take advantage of visitors on the Island. This is to ensure the safety and security of both residents, local and foreign tourists and protect them against perpetrators who will take advantage of the easing protocols,” said de Dios.

Police Lt. Col. Don Dicksie de Dios, chief of police of Malaya Municipal Police Station, meets with Malay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office officer-in-charge Catherine Fulgencio to discuss security measures in Boracay Island amid business meeting schedules in the area. 

He said the Malay police has also started ramping  up its law enforcement operations since Boracay is expected to be the venue of the Meeting, Incentive, and Conferences Exhibit (MICE).

He added that the Malay police and the local government unit are now preparing synchronization of both safety response and security services.

Western Visayas regional police chief Brig. Gen. Archival Macala and Malay Mayor Frolibar Bautista earlier instructed the Malay police to ensure that the Boracay Island is safe not only for the meetings and conferences that would be held in the area but also for local and foreign tourists.