BOHOL Governor Arthur Yap and Admiral George
Ursabia Jr. of the Philippine
Coast Guard have signed a
Memorandum of Agreement
between the Bohol Provincial
Government and PCG to promote the protection and safety of Balicasag Island.
With the MOA, the PCG will construct the radar station and establishment of
Central Visayas Regional
In a post at PriMER Bohol
Facebook Page, Yap said that
the radar network in linking
all sea crafts together is really
something that they should
have done long time ago and something that he has supported for quite some time,
recalling his support for budget allocation to PCG when he
was still a congressman represent Bohol 3rd District.
The Bohol governor also
expressed support for the development of PCG facilities
in Balicasag Island, which in clude the establishment of a
regional training facility and
the completion of a radar station.
Yap said this could have
been very helpful during the
2017 Abu Sayaff incursion
where patrol crafts like bangkas and motorboats would
have had identifying signals.
Yap also saw the importance of PCG when the Dos
Palmas incident happened
when he was still in the Cabinet, in which they received
a report that the original objective of the terrorists was
Bohol, especially the guests
in Balicasag. PR/ELIAS O.