BORACAY – The local government of Malay, Aklan intends to hire more police auxiliary and beach guards to step up security efforts in this world-famous island.
Malay mayor Frolibar Bautista of Aklan said they will engage the contracted services of 40 auxiliary police and 80 beach guards in Boracay Island and mainland Malay.
“This is to ensure that the delivery of public services will not be impaired,” he said.
Bautista added he will also evaluate the necessity of hiring more workers under contracts of service and job orders.
“Hindi pa natin napirmahan ang mga appointment papers nila. Nag-submit sila ng requirements kung qualify,” he said.
Bautista noted there are at least 78 beach guards and 29 auxiliary police qualified for job-order contracts as of Aug. 9
He said beach and street cleaners, who voluntarily served last month, will be considered also as job-order workers.
The mayor also said uniformed police patrolling the island will get extra help from auxiliary officers in traffic control and during times of emergencies and disaster.
“Kailangan natin sila para sa 24/7 shift duties sa Boracay at mainland Malay,” he added.
Bautista assumed as acting mayor on July 1 after the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of then mayor Ceciron Cawaling last April 22, while Sangguniang Bayan member-elect Nino Carlos Cawaling took over as vice mayor. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)