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Dinagat guv seeks intensified sea patrols for disaster response

BUTUAN CITY – The Dinagat Islands provincial government has provided its police office with additional support to intensify its sea patrols, a top official in the province said Friday.

In a phone interview, Governor Nilo Demerey Jr. said two units of boat engines were turned over to the DIPPO on Thursday for the repair and rehabilitation of its patrol boats.

“We need to increase our sea patrols to ensure the protection of our constituents, especially those residing in the island barangays,” Demerey said.

He said the Kress Nautica engines will further boost the capacity of the police personnel in the province to conduct its sea patrols.

Aside from regular sea patrolling, rehabilitated patrol boats of the local police can also assist distressed fisher folk, especially in emergencies, Demerey said.

In a separate statement Friday, Colonel Ariel Red, the acting DIPPO chief, said the new engines “will help our personnel enhance police visibility activities in the different towns in Dinagat Islands.”

He said the DIPPO is also set to reactivate its “tourist boats” to help provide security in the tourist destinations of the island province. (PNA)

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