Reg’l athletic meet opens in Siocon PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 March 2011 15:16

The Regional Athletic Meet opened yesterday in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte with olympic style program including music fireworks.

It is the second time for Siocon to host the regional meet. The first was in 1997 which was unique because the swimming events were held in a beach near the Sta. Maria wharf. A swimming pool was improvised with floating plastic drums, bamboos poles with rope divider for the swimmers.

Police Regional Office 9 Director Chief Supt. Elpidio Z. De Asis Jr. deployed additional policemen in the different roads where athletic delegations from the different provinces would pass in going to and from Siocon  to ensure their safety and security.

Police troopers from the different battalions of the 9th Regional Public Safety Battalion, Provincial Public Safety Battalion and augmentation from the different Police Provincial Offices in the region were dispatched to put up a tight security in the area. They would be working closely with the military to ensure success of the sport event.

Meanwhile, Chief Supt. De Asis Jr. disclosed that the Drug Summit in Pagadian City last Friday March 18,2011 was very successful. It was hosted by Gov. Antonio Cerilles and Mayor Sammy  Co as part of the campaign against prohibited drugs.

Gracing the Drug Summit were Police Deputy Director General Benjamin Belarmino, PDEA Usec. Jose Gutierrez, Atty. Jude Tadeo of the Department of National of  Defense, Rep. Belmonte, Rep. Magsaysay and  Rep. Victor Yu, Rep. Ocampos. — Allen Abastillas