The government is deploying 641 police and military personnel to secure the week-long Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) meet which starts on Saturday, said a police official.
Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) director Sr. Supt. Angeles Geñorga told dyRD Balita that the security forces along with Department of Education personnel will gather Friday for a send-off ceremony.
The event will start with a mass at 9 a.m. at the CPG Sports Complex in Tagbilaran City, the main facility for the CVIRAA meet which is expected to draw 12,000 delegates from across the region.
Governor Edgar Chatto, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap and DepEd officials are expected to attend the ceremony.
According to Geñorga, police forces have already been deployed to the vicinity of the players’ quarters and playing venues.
Delegates from various provinces started to arrive in Bohol since last week and occupied some of the designated quarters, he said.
Last week, Chatto said that security measures and contingency plans were already in place to thwart any threat which may disrupt CVIRAA activities.
Health authorities and emergency responders are also set to be placed on alert during the weeklong event.
“With all the reports given now, everything is prepared, not only the Deped, the provincial government, city government, but even the other agencies that are tasked to help,” Chatto said. (Rey Tutas)