The Bantay Dagat of Puerto Princesa City will intensify its campaign against illegal activities in anticipation of election period.
Dave dela Rosa, program director of Bantay Dagat said that it has been observed that illegal activities in the municipal waters are proliferating when local officials are busy for elections.
“Expected ‘yan, paparating ang election period. Sasamantalahin ‘yan ng mga iligalista lalo na kapag nakapag-file na ang mga kandidato. Ganon ‘yan, kasi gagawin nilang panakot ‘yan. Kaliwa’t kanan ang kanilang paggalaw, naranasan ko na yan noong nakalipas na recall election” dela Rosa said.
According to dela Rosa they will double their efforts in patrolling, apprehension and monitoring of illegal activities.
A joint operation of the Philippine Coast Guard, Maritime, and other government agencies will be formed to address the problem.