Gov. Edgar Chatto on Thursday, June 29, asked the security forces in the province to tighten the security after plans surfaced where some of the delegates attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit (Asean) in Cebu may make side trips to Bohol to see the sights.
Chatto made the request to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police during the Provincial Peace and Order Council.
Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Mangement Council head Anthony Damalerio revealed to the council the possibility of some delegates making a side trip to Bohol after attending the Asean meetings.
The governor said it is possible the hierarchy of the security forces has already made the necessary preparations. Nonetheless, the governor is asking the community to do the same.
The security forces were also asked to double their effort in securing public places especially the CPG Sports Complex. The governor conveyed the comments of some people about the security at the complex. Nightly activities in relationSandugo Festival are being held since June 19.
More tourists are coming back to Bohol as tourism industry has shown its resiliency and slowly picking up the pace after the Abu Sayyaf Group incursion last April.
Chatto said the new flight is a seal of confidence among tourism players that the province’s tourism industry has been recovering fast from the setback.
The governor also lauded the help of the citizenry down to the purok level for being vigilant and instrumental in flushing out the ASG bandits out of Bohol in just 34 days.