THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is on heightened alert for the San Juan feast in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental this weekend.
Lieutenant Senior Grade Jimmy Vingno, chief of Coast Guard Station-Bacolod, said their personnel will conduct seaborne and foot patrol in coastal areas.
Vingno said they will also conduct patrol in areas of Banago and Punta Taytay in Bacolod City and cities of Cadiz, Bago, San Carlos, Escalante, Victorias, and Pulupandan town.
There will also be set up kiosks in beach resorts each manned by five coast guard personnel and rescue volunteers and PCG auxiliaries, he added.
Vingno said they are set to provide security for people who will spend their weekend in the beach.
He advised excursionists to always bring life-saving things for protection and safety.
Vingo also reminded beach goers to always ask the staff of resorts if they have lifeguards.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Noel Polines, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office, said each police station will assign four personnel in every police assistance desk in resorts especially in Punta Taytay, Banago, and Reclamation Area.
Police will also conduct mobile patrol in coastal areas, he said.
He added that station chiefs were also directed to check resorts under their areas of jurisdiction.
“We make sure that there is police presence in those areas to ensure the safety of the excursionists," Polines said.