By lovely a. carillo
A city councilor is eyeing the monitoring or possible regulation of different extreme sports being offered by various resorts and tourism establishments in the city.
“It is vacation hazard month and everybody should be careful,” Councilor Mary Joselle Villafuerte, chair committee on health, said during Tuesday’s Pulong Pulong ni Pulong.
Villafuerte said she is mostly concerned about extreme sports considering that there has been a death in Samal attributed to an All Terrain Vehicle or ATV. However, she failed to identify the specific resort or company involved in the ATV-related death.
“I heard there’s been death attributed to an All Terrain Vehicle but outside Davao,” she said. Villafuerte said the ATV-related death in Samal involved an occupational nurse.
Extreme sports refer to highly-risky activities that involve a high level of physical exertion, height, speed and a highly-specialized gear or equipment.
“I want to find out who is monitoring extreme sports and similar activities in the city,” she said.
Villafuerte said there are other extreme sports and activities in the city including zip lines, sky cycle, wake boarding and river rafting.
She said there were even reported cases of people encountering accidents in zip lines. She said it is important to monitor these activities and maybe find a way to regulate them to ensure the safety of the people.