WATCH: Gov't simulates terror attack, hostage-taking in Boracay
AKLAN, Philippines – Two days ahead of Boracay's closure to tourists, government forces simulated scenarios to practice readiness when responding to "threats."
Led by the Philippine National Police (PNP), groups from the inter-agency task force rehearsed along the shores of Boracay on how they would work together during emergency situations that "might happen" during the closure.
The PNP's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was joined by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Navy, and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to simulate a protest, a terrorist attack, and a hostage-taking incident. (READ: PH Coast Guard vessel to patrol around Boracay during closure)
In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important.
Take discussions to the next level with Rappler PLUS — your platform for deeper insights, closer collaboration, and meaningful action.
Sign up today and access exclusive content, events, and workshops curated especially for those who crave clarity and collaboration in an intelligent, action-oriented community.
As an added bonus, we’re also giving a free 1-year Booky Prime membership for the next 200 subscribers.
You can also support Rappler without a PLUS membership. Help us stay free and independent by making a donation: https://www.rappler.com/crowdfunding. Every contribution counts.