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Resort assures public of safety

/ 12:00 AM December 09, 2016

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort would like to assure the public that Sumilon island remains safe from any threat despite the recent travel advisory issued by the US government to its citizens.

At Bluewater Resort, we take the safety of our guests very seriously. Our security personnel at Sumilon Island are in a constant state of readiness to ensure that all our guests remain safe and secure. To help support our own security detail, the Philippine Coast Guard maintains a detachment on the island since August this year.

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In connection with the advisory, the Philippine National Police has added personnel in areas frequented by foreigners to tighten security coverage. They are also working with their counterparts at the Armed Forces of the Philippines to intensify security measures. The Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force have deployed patrol boats and choppers in the area as extra precaution and to ensure public safety.

Tourism activities in our immediate area remain normal. In fact, tourist traffic in the recent long holiday weekend was high, and tourist arrivals in the island have not been affected by the advisory as of this time.

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Bluewater Sumilon remains vigilant and is taking all necessary steps to protect the resort.  We ask the public to help monitor any suspicious activities in areas mentioned in the advisory.

EJ BARRETTO, resort manager, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

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