THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Occidental denied the reported entry of four private vehicles at the Bredco port in Bacolod City from Dumangas in Iloilo last May 30.
PCG-Negros Occidental chief, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin said it is impossible for private vehicles to board a roll-on/roll-off vessel, since the ferry operators were ordered not to let any private vehicles board without the proper documentation.
Benjamin explained at the port of Dumangas alone, they have layers and layers of security which will immediately stop the entry of private vehicles, except for those carrying basic commodities.
Vehicle owners are also required to present their OR/CR at the PCG sub-station in Dumangas in order to secure a permit.
Nonetheless, Benjamin said the person who spread the information should coordinate with the PCG station in Barangay Banago and give to them the four vehicles' plate numbers in order for them to easily trace which particular vessel they boarded in Dumangas.
Reports circulated that four private vehicles exited a Ro-Ro vessel, early morning of May 30.