No fly, no sail zone being implemented

Armed Forces of the Philippines is implementing a ‘no fly’ and ‘no sail’ restriction within the perimeter and airspace of Caballo Island near Corregidor Island. “Caballo Island is a PN (Philippine Navy) facility, there is a restriction only with respect to overflight elevation and the distance to be no closer than 1,000 yards from the naval facility,” said Navy Spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo.

According to Arevalo the Island houses important equipment. “This camp has mission-essential equipment and supplies.”

“No-Fly Zone” is being implemented in coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines while the “No-Sail Zone” is being monitored by the Philippine Coast Guard.

Even before chosen as location where 108 Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia will be quarantined, government forces are already implement tight security in the said island.

The Filipino peacekeepers will be quarantined in Caballo Island for 21 days to make sure they are free from Ebola virus before meeting their families. After 21 days, peacekeepers from Liberia will be given heroes welcome. They will also receive UN medals.

They will be secured by 24 police officers and one Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel throughout there stay in the island.