Tight security This H-Week

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Tight security This H-Week

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Tight security has been in place to deter criminalities at the height of the holidays, onwards to the local campaign period and on to the opening of classes.

Influx of visitors and home-coming Boholanos  already surged high as the Lenten holidays cut the workweek toward a long weekend.

Hotels and resorts, especially in the Bohol’s tourism capital—Panglao, are already fully booked.

On this, Police Superintedent Ricky Delelis, spokesperson of the Bohol Police Provincial Office, said additional police officers have been deployed to public convergence areas to maintain peace and order.

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This is in line with Oplan Summer Vacation and Oplan Bantay Lakbay of the Philippine National Police.

Augmentation forces have been deployed to seaports, the city airport, bus terminals, premises around hotels and resorts and churches.

The PNP adopts the three-tier system, the same preventive measure adopted in anti-terrorist campaigns.

The three-tier approach covers preventive measures up to the level of intercepting bomb scares.

Keen tracking of the activities of drug personalities will also be heightened, considering that most crimes have been linked to illegal drugs.

For her part, Integrated Bus Terminal administrator Inday Inting assured that there is enough pool of peace keepers at the city’s main bus terminal who will secure the area.

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Inting said members of the city’s Active Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) complement the police forces.

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This will make sure all passengers are safe from criminal elements who might take advantage of the holiday season, she said.

In fact, there was an incident about two weeks ago wherein a theft managed to sneak through the IBT, but the cops were quick to arrest him and prevented him from victimizing passengers.

Inting also announced that buses and v-hire units will have regular trips in the entire Holy Week—from Monday to Friday and there is no need to rush.

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