NCRPO: Over 15,000 cops, soldiers and force multipliers to secure BBM inauguration

Published June 23, 2022, 10:26 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

More than 15,000 policemen, soldiers and other personnel from other law enforcement agencies will be securing the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. at the National Museum in Manila on June 30, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Thursday, June 23.

NCRPO director Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said the figure also includes personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and personnel from Department of Health (DOH).

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and other force multipliers, particularly from the City Government of Manila, will take charge of the traffic flow in Manila, particularly near the National Museum.

photo: PNP-PIO

This, as road closures and traffic rerouting will be implemented in some of the roads in Manila.

“Sufficient contingents shall be on standby should the need arises. The highest level of readiness is expected to prevent any untoward incident,” said Natividad.

During a top-level security meeting held on Wednesday, June 22, it was agreed that there will only be two entry points to the National Museum where 1,200 VIPs are expected to attend. There will also two entry points to the golf course in front of the National Museum where supporters of Marcos are expected to attend.

“Intensified police visibility and invigorated patrol operations will continuously be conducted around the National Museum to deter possible law violators from committing unlawful acts need not to mention the observance of minimum health standard protocols as the threat on Covid infection still arises,” said Natividad.

Natividad also warned anti-Marcos protesters: “We in NCRPO berates this attempt of the leftist organizations to taint the peace and order in the incoming inauguration. We will provide all the necessary security and safety operations to ensure the successful conduct of the said occasion.”