Monday, 20 March 2017 18:33
The police have strengthened security patrols in the Eleven Islands and nearby coastlines in the east coast.
This, after the city government announced its interest to develop the islands and convert it to tourist spots.
City Police Director, Sr. Supt. Luisito Magnaye disclosed that police detachments will be set up in some of the islands to protect the local visitors and tourists who are interested in visiting the islands.
“We will put-up permanent detachments in some of these islands to protect the people who are interested to visit it. I have visited these islands and its far better than other tourist destinations in the country,” Magnaye said.
Magnaye stressed the need to set-up detachments to drive away pirates and other criminal elements lurking in these areas.
Last year, eight fishermen from Sangali were killed by suspected criminals linked to the Abu Sayyaf near the Siromon Island.
“We don’t want this to happen again that is why there is a need to conduct seaborne patrol in these islands and also put-up permanent detachments,” Magnaye said. (Nonong Santiago)
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