To ensure safety of the participating delegations
TACLOBAN CITY- The Philippine National Police regional headquarter deployed 246 policemen at the various venues of the ongoing Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet in Ormoc City.
This was disclosed by Police Brigadier General Dionardo Carlos, police regional director, who said that the deployment of additional police force is meant to ensure the safety and security of the participating delegations.
The regional sporting event, which opened on Sunday (April 7) and to end on the 12th, is participated by close to 10,000 young athletes and their trainers and coaches coming from the 13 school division of the region.
According to Carlos, the augmented force were deployed in the 27 playing venues and 13 billeting areas around the city to provide security to the athletes and to all its visitors.
On top of the police augmented force, the Philippine Army and other force multipliers deployed about 542 personnel to further strengthen the security around the city.
“Stringent security is all set for the success of EVRAA 2019,” Carlos, who attended the opening of the said sporting event, said.
Carlos also encouraged the public and all the participants to report any unusual activity and/or suspicious person that may cause disorder of the event.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)