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Bataan police on full alert amid ‘Henry’ onslaught

The Bataan Police Provincial Office including all units in 11 towns and one city was placed on full alert status in response to the destruction of Tropical Depression Henry.

According to Bataan police director Col. Romell Velasco, the alert was pursuant to PNP chief Lt. General Rodolfo Azurin, Jr.’s “Malasakit + Kaayusan + Kapayapaan = Kaunlaran” program.

He said the BPPO conducted the accounting of personnel and assigned search and rescue personnel with the necessary equipment on standby, ready to respond at any moment notice.

Velasco added that the Bataan police were in close coordination with other agencies and all the 12 local government units in the province to assure the safety of residents.

He also appealed to the public to be ready and alert.

“Inaabisuhan rin ang lahat ng mga mangingisda na huwag nang pumalaot gayon na din ang publiko na huwag nang maligo o pumunta sa baybaying dagat upang maiwasan at walang maitalang anumang hindi inaasahang trahedya,” Velasco said.

Bataan Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III said: “Be prepared for threatening rising water or flooding in some parts of the province. Different government agencies were alerted to be ready to undertake evacuation if necessary.”