26 March 2014

Olongapo ready for influx of tourists this holy week

The City of Olongapo is now ready for the influx of tourists during the holy week and summer vacation after it established Oplan Sumvac 2014 or the Olongapo Incident Management Team (IMT) to ensure public safety.

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino activated the group to minimize untoward incidents due to the influx of both local and foreign tourist in Olongapo and Subic Freeport.

Olongapo City is well known for its rescue team that can handle any situation. “Hindi po natin kaya mag predict ng accidents pero ang gusto natin mabilis natin itong marespondihan, pero sympre mas gusto natin na walang mangyari para safe lahat at makapag enjoy ang ating mga bisita pati na rin ang mga residente.” Paulino said.

Olongapo’s use of Incident Command System provides a systematic and functional command organization which will increase the effectiveness of the operation, Carlo Elepongga, Research and Planning of DRRMO said.

Aside from the rescue team, the Olongapo Traffic Management and Public Safety Office, the local PNP, health department, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, volunteer groups and other government agencies will assist the IMT to be located at strategic locations in the city. (PAO Olongapo City)