Issue of February 4, 2018
     
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ASEAN–like security up for CARAA 2018
by Ofelia C. Empian

Preparations for the conduct of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association 2018 Meet that starts today, Feb. 4, until Feb. 9, is patterned over the preparation made for the Association of Southeast Asian Summit last year, police reported.

Abra Police Provincial Director, S/Supt. Wilson Soliba, said during the security briefing for the CARAA 2018 on Jan. 29 at the Department of Education regional office that they have planned for the worst scenario in preparing for the security of the event.

“All angles are covered. We have a 24-hour police visibility in all billeting areas,” Soliba said.

The government has deployed more than 700 personnel from the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines aside from the boost from the volunteer groups who would assist in securing the playing and billeting venues of the participants.

Also, 24th Infantry Battalion Commander, Lt./Col. Thomas Baluga, said they have made deliberate security measures from the arrival until the departure of participants in Abra.

He said they have assigned per area permanent task groups that came from various commands including Nueva Ecija, and they will stay in their post for the whole event.

 Abra Gov. Jocelyn Bernos, meanwhile, assured the safety of everyone attending the sporting events.

“It took us 17 years to host you. Give us this chance. After the incident, we doubled the security so we give our assurance to all the Cordillerans, to all our athletes, to all the parents of our athletes that Abra is secure and safe,” Bernos said.

The governor said the planned fireworks display on the eve of the opening day will still push through.

“Since I am confident with the security planned by the PNP and by the Philippine Army, wala pong changes kung gaano kabongga or kaganda ang ating opening ceremonies ngayong Feb. 4,” she said.

The grenade explosion in La Paz on Jan. 25 posed threat to Abra’s hosting of the annual Caraa, but assurance from the PNP, AFP and the provincial local government unit made DepEd officials pushed for the annual sporting meet.

Soliba reiterated that the La Paz incident is an isolated case.

But with the incident, there are reports of some contingents from Baguio and Benguet that have decided to forego Caraa. 

DepEd Assistant Regional Director Bettina Daytec-Aquino said the pulling out of some athletes is unavoidable.

“We cannot avoid having parents getting worried about the security of their children but we are one in assuring the parents to let their kids play and enjoy without fear,” she said.

More than 5,000 athletes, coaches, officials and staff from Benguet, Apayao, Kalinga-Tabuk, Abra, Mountain Province, Ifugao, and Baguio are in Abra for the yearly sporting meet, opening today, Feb. 4. The event aims to develops present and future world-class athletes from the region.

 
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