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Friday, October 15, 2010

Police assures safety offers escorts to Danao

POLICE authorities offer escorts and assure its presence along the way to the extreme adventure town of Danao in Bohol.

“Tourists wanting to go to Danao can pre-arrange their trips with Danao Eco-Tour Advanture Park and police security would be arranged from there,” said Pssupt. Constantino Barot, during the monthly Talakayan Sa Isyung Pulis (TSIP) Wednesday October 13 at Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran.

This is the usual security arrangements with the adventure facility, and anybody who fails to notify the park is in for a breach of protocol. It is safe however but for tourists who still have apprehensions, coordination with the authorities could be done, Col. Barot explained.

“This is part of our assurance to tourists that the isolated case of highway robbers victimizing tourists would never happen again” said PInspector Norman Nuez, Danao police chief.

It may be recalled that last August 22, some three vans loaded with tourists to Danao were flagged down by highway robbers in Sitio Mabuhay, barangay Tabok of Danao and tourists were divested of cash and personal belongings, Nuez reported.

No one among the tourists however was harmed.

Police thereafter conducted pursuit operations when investigatons revealed that at least some of the prepetrators were local boys.

Subsequent operations pegged a score for the Camp Dagohoy based Provincial Public Safety Company of special weapons and tactics officers when it succeeded in apprehending some of the suspects identified in the Danao incident in a raid in Loon.

Acting immediately to reassure tourists of their safety, Danao Mayor Louis Thomas Gonzaga asked the Bohol Police Office to augment police security and presence along the access routes to Danao to ensure safety.

On this, Camp Dagohoy has installed police detachments along the way, using integral poluce elements from Sagbayan, Inabanga, and Danao stations, Inspector Nuez bared.

Insisting that Danao is back on the track, Mayor Gonzaga said it has just recently hosted the nationwide Thrill of the Trail race which brought to the town professional and amateur marathon enthusiasts to compete in the 20 and 10 kilometer races. (racPIABohol)

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