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Top Palawan officials assures safety, security of the province

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Top officials of Palawan assured that they are on top of safety, peace and order in the province.

The Provincial Peace and Order Council called for a press conference to discuss the peace and order in the province amid reports of kidnapping threats in the province.

“Nilinaw ni Atty Teodoro S. Matta ng Peace and Order Council na ibinaba ang alert status ng lalawigan sa kadahilanang wala namang nakikitang direktang banta sa seguridad ng lalawigan ngunit sa kabila nito ay nagpapatuloy ang maigting na pagbabantay na isinasagawa ng iba’t ibang ahensya lalo na ng Western Command at ng Philippine National Police,” said the province.

Matta said that “security posture will remain strong and secure and Palawan is still safe”.

Meanwhile, Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez said that they are now coordinating with other government agencies to ensure the safety of Palaweños and tourists.

“Be vigilant, pag di natin kakilala ay agad na lumapit sa mga otoridad at magreport. Ayaw natin na magsisimula silang pumasok sa mga malalayong lugar sa atin at unti-unting pupunta sa mga kabayanan,” said the Governor.

Meanwhile, the Western Command assured that they are on top of safety and security situation in the province.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office earlier warned its citizens amid “heightened risk” of kidnapping.

“(L)ocal authorities in Palawan have recently warned the public of a heightened risk from kidnapping; if in the area, you should follow the advice of local security and remain vigilant at all times,” the office said in an Aug. 13 update to its foreign travel advice.