The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said on Wednesday, May 25, that its Security Sub Task Group (SSTG) Kinetics personnel successfully maintained order along Commonwealth Avenue despite the attempt of rallyists to occupy the road that leads to the House of Representatives where the joint canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in the May 9 elections was being held.
According to the QCPD, around 200 individuals, who are against the canvassing of votes and the proclamation of the newly elected president of the Philippines, gathered in front of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) building on Wednesday and attempted to march toward the House of Representatives.
It said that the civil disturbance team allowed the rallyists to hold their protest while keeping the normal flow of traffic along the thoroughfare.
The members of the National Board of Canvassers and their support staff arrived on time at the House of Congress to fulfill their tasks, the QCPD said.
QCPD director Brig. Gen. Remus Medina said that the police always observe maximum tolerance and respect the people’s right to express their opinions through peaceful, orderly and lawful assembly.
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte were proclaimed as the country’s new president and vice-president, respectively, on Wednesday.