Police in the entire province have started security preparations for the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) meet in Tagbilaran City this month which will draw 15,000 delegates from around the region, said a police official.
According to Tagbilaran police chief Superintendent Patricio Degay, around 500 police officers will be deployed in key areas including sports venues for the CVIRAA which are mostly located in the province’s capital.
Cops from various towns will also be tapped to augment the city’s police force, Degay said.
For his part, Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) director Sr. Superintendent Angeles Genorga directed various police stations in towns where CVIRAA activities will be held to also start security preparations for the weeklong event.
The CVIRAA will be held from February 24 to 28 in Tagbilaran City and some towns.
Degay said that Genorga also ordered municipal police chiefs to deploy additional personnel in tourist spots which will be visited by the athletes.
The BPPO chief wants the same stringent security measures implemented last year for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings in Bohol to also be applied during the CVIRAA, said Degay. (A. Doydora)