To me , this is a good news, bad news story. The island has begun the summer lifeguard program for the public beaches. The bad news is it is reported they have only 10 for the island. According to media reports, this leaves 4 of public beaches with no lifeguard coverage. These people always do their best to protect the public but they have a difficult job and its reported they receive little or no training and 8000 pesos per month salary.
Do be careful. The east side beaches are beautiful but can be dangerous for swimming.