By Hans Amancio
The recently concluded Eid’l Fitr celebration, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, was declared “generally peaceful”, the Manila Police District (MPD) said.
MPD Director Chief Supt. Rolando Anduyan added that “no untoward incidents” took place during the Eid’l Fitr feast which was celebrated by thousands of Muslim in the city of Manila alone.
To ensure the safety of the crowd, around 200 security personnel were deployed as early as 3 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand, MPD spokerperson P/Supt. Erwin Margarejo said.
Traffic personnel and police mobiles were also deployed to provide traffic assistance and other public safety services during the celebration, he added.
Intelligence monitoring and target hardening measures were also implemented to “thwart any threat that may disrupt the celebration”, Margarejo said.
More than 4,000 Muslims participated during the celebration also known as the “Feast of the Breaking of the Fast” today at the Quirino Grandstand while around 1.6-billion Muslims celebrated around the world.