IN PHOTOS: Aspiring Boracay lifeguards undergo training

AKLAN, Philippines — More than 200 aspiring lifeguards practiced their life-saving and rescue capabilities on the shores of Boracay ahead of the island's reopening on Friday, October 26. 

DEAD OR ALIVE? Different emergency scenarios are simulated in Boracay. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DEAD OR ALIVE? Different emergency scenarios are simulated in Boracay.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Mercurio added that the PCG will be installing 10 new lifeguard stations scheduled to arrive next week. Another 4 stations will be completed by the second week of November. These lifeguard stations will be distributed among the 3 stations of Boracay. 

Don Milanes, founder of the Boracay Lifeguard Association, expressed his excitement for the new recruits. 

"Kaunti lang kaming lifesavers dito, kaya masaya ako madadagdagan kami (There are only few of us lifesavers, so I am glad that there will be more of us)," he said.

EQUIPPED. The demonstration also aims to show the public the equipments used during an emergency. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

EQUIPPED. The demonstration also aims to show the public the equipments used during an emergency.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The new lifeguards are set to take their oath and show their capabilities together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police during Boracay's official reopening on Friday. – Rappler.com