LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — As tourism in the province is set to reopen soon, more police forces are needed to ensure peace and order, Benguet Provincial Police Office Director, PCol. Elmer Ragay, said Tuesday.
Ragay, during the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) meeting held at the Benguet Provincial Capitol, said troops from the Benguet Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) will be pulled out to augment personnel deployed to the tourism sites in the province.
The reinforcements will be assigned at the municipalities of Tuba, La Trinidad, and Kabayan.
Ragay added that it will be a big adjustment to the PMFC cops as their main orientation is centered on anti-insurgency.
It was also in the same meeting where the different local chief executives expressed willingness to gradually reopen their doors to visitors.
Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan, who is also concurrently serves as president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, said that they will have thorough consultations with other local officials from the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay group.
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