Monday , June 18, 2018

Tourist assistance desks eyed in all police stations

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is eyeing to put up tourist assistance desks in each police station in the city.

Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, public information officer of BCPO, said the proposal up came after Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo Jr., officer in charge of Bacolod police, learned that number of foreigners are staying or visiting in the city.

On Wednesday, Moon Seung Soo and Kim Eun Soo from Chungnam National University in Daejeon City, South Korea met with Ebreo and city tourism officer Ma. Elma Gerasmo to discuss the safety and security of the Korean community in the city.

Vargas said the objective of the assistance desks is to cater the concerns of foreigners like Koreans, Indians, Americans, Japanese, Taiwanese, among others.

She added that the two Korean visitors asked for an update on the security situation of the Koreans living and studying in Bacolod.

“As far as security matters is concerned, Koreans have nothing to worry,” Vargas said.

A group from Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with some police officials of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) on Tuesday.

Inspector Charmae de Paz, public information officer of Nocppo, said yesterday the group asked for an assessment of the peace and order situation in the province.

De Paz said the group told them there will be more volunteers from their agency who will come to the province for a program advocacy in relation to socio-economic development and forge partnership with stakeholders and local government units.

She said the police gave them safety tips as they plan to stay in the province for two years or more.

De Paz said they briefed the visitors on the security situation of Negros Occidental and assured them that they are safe here.