Baywatch up

MDRRMC aims zero incidents

MIAGAO, Iloilo – In order to achieve zero incidents relative to the celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist, the Office of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management (MDDRM) deployed its personnel and enjoined all stakeholders to participate in Baywatch 2019.

In an interview with MDRRM Officer Mr. Ronan John Austria, he said that the Office commissioned the services of all punong barangays, tanods, Miagao Emergency Rescue Group, and members of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary for the conduct of roving at the shoreline and monitoring of the activities of the people in particular of those swimming at the beach.  Swimming is allowed from 6AM to 6PM only, he said.

“As practiced, we monitor and identify all sober persons and caution them not to go swimming,” said Mr. Austria.

This year, the MDRRMO established six stations manned by volunteers and tanods namely: Station I in Kirayan Sur; Station II in Baybay Norte; Station III in Palaca; Station IV in Bacauan-Mambatad; Station V in San Rafael Narat-an; and Station VI in Maninila, Dingle and Gines.  These stations are equipped with life ring, torpedo buoy, first aid kit and spine board.

Mayor Macario Napulan, MD during their pre-deployment orientation told the MDRRM personnel and volunteers to “ensure safety” of the participants and the public. “Safety should come first,” concluded Mayor Napulan.  (ABMande)