Traffic rerouting near National Museum for BBM inauguration starts June 26

Published June 23, 2022, 1:47 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

The Philippine National Police (PNP is now coordinating with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in coming up with the traffic rerouting scheme for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the National Museum in Manila on June 30.

This, as officials agreed to reroute the traffic flow on the roads near the National Museum as part of the security measures starting 12:01 on January 26, Sunday.

photo: PNP-PIO

Police Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, PNP director for Operations, said they are also coordinating with the City government of Manila for the deployment of local traffic enforcers to enforce the traffic rerouting plan.

“We are aware that the roads in this area are very busy. That is why we are constantly coordinating with the MMDA and the Manila City LGU to come up with the best rerouting plan to ease the inconvenience on the part of the motorists and the commuting public,” said De Leon.

“We appeal for understanding. This is a very significant event that needs to be secured as we are going to witness another milestone in our history as a nation,” he added.

Sought for comment, the MMDA said they are now finalizing the traffic rerouting plan which will be presented to the PNP and the Manila City government for approval and implementation.

De Leon said they will release the traffic rerouting plan in the soonest possible time to give the motorists and commuters enough time to plan their travel.

At least 7,000 policemen will be deployed to secure the National Museum and the golf course fronting the inauguration site where supporters of Marcos will be accommodated.

De Leon is also leading the coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Coast Guard to maximize the security for the June 30 event.

“We cover every inch of the area, whether it is by land, air or sea. We are also constantly reviewing our security plan to ensure that even minor details will not be missed,” said De Leon.

De Leon also reminded the public about the implementation of the gun ban in Metro Manila that will take effect from June 27 until July 2.

“Also part of our preparations is on the spot security adjustments for any eventuality. And this includes contingency for those who wanted to disrupt the activity,” said De Leon as he appealed anew to the protesters to respect the June 30 event.