‘Drink moderately,’ beachgoers for San Juan feast told

Posted by watchmen
June 23, 2023

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) advised beachgoers to be cautious on the feast day of St. John the Baptist, locally known as “San Juan,” today.

NOCPPO spokesperson, Police Captain Judesses Catalogo, said adult beachgoers should “drink moderately” to avoid drowning incidents.

Catalogo also advised the public to secure their homes before leaving to avoid robbery and theft incidents.

He said police stations across the province have been ordered to set up Police Assistance Desks, in  coordination with their local tourism office, to ensure beachgoers’ safety.

Meanwhile, Bacolod City Police Station 9 commander, Captain Michael Tuburan said they have met with Barangay Punta Taytay council and the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) for the San Juan feast.

According to Tuburan, the BTAO will implement a re-routing scheme today, starting at 6:00 a.m.

Villarosa Road, located near a fast food chain, will be one-way only, with Punta-Taytay Crossing along Araneta Street as an exit point.

Motorists may also enter through the Punta-Taytay Crossing, which will become a two-way road, on the way to Resorts Negrense.

They will need to make a U-turn upon reaching the street.

The Police Station 9 will also enforce right-side parking in coordination with the resort owners and barangay officials to prevent traffic congestion.

Tuburan said that they have already requested additional police personnel from the Bacolod City Police Office headquarters to be deployed in beach resorts.

They will also establish a command post manned by barangay tanods and force multipliers./DGB, WDJ

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