Police to limit joggers, exercise buffs at CCP

Published June 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin


By Noreen Jazul

Police will now limit the number of persons who can exercise in the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex, after people flocked there over the weekend.


In an interview with DZMM on Monday, Police Colonel Ericson Dilag, Pasay City Chief of Police, said upon discussions with the management of the CCP Complex, only 100 persons will be allowed to exercise in the area.

The CCP Oval will also be closed for public use, according to Dilag.

“Yung open area lang, doon sa lawn, iyon na lang iyong pinaka ipapagamit nila sa gusto mag exercise (The open area, the lawn, will be the only space where the public can exercise),” Dilag said.

Dilag said one entry, one exit will also be observed in the area. The entry point would be Vicente Sotto Street, and exit point would be Pedro Bukaneg Street, according to Dilag.

Over the weekend, photos of a crowded CCP Complex went viral on social media.

Radio host Judie Ann Navarro Abejero shared photos and clips of bikers, and people exercising in the area without observing proper distancing, on her Facebook account.

The post has been shared over 2,000 times.

Dilag said the CCP Complex management is responsible for securing the area, however, its security force was unable to manage the situation last weekend due to the number of people who were doing various physical exercises in the area.