More than 15,200 policemen and other personnel from various government agencies will be deployed to secure peace and order in connection with the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on June 30.
The National Capital Region Police Office has ordered all police district and station commanders in Metro Manila to intensify police operations in their area of jurisdiction to ensure there will be no disruption before, during, and after the oath-taking of the country’s 17th President.
NCRPO chief P/Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad tapped his men following reports that former cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army and National Democratic Front “are planning to disrupt and discredit the incoming administration.”
“We in NCRPO berate 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,” he said.
Natividad said various government agencies joined the police force in the security preparation for the event to be held at the historical National Museum in Manila.
He added a total of 15, 213 personnel coming from the NCRPO, the Joint Task Force – NCR, the Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Department of Health will be dispatched for the planned security measures.
“These people and force multipliers will be deployed in different areas during the inauguration and sufficient contingents shall be on standby should the need arises. The highest level of readiness is expected to prevent any untoward incident,” said Natividad.
The NCRPO chief also said intensified police visibility and invigorated patrol operations will continuously be conducted at the premises of the National Museum “to deter anyone from committing unlawful acts, need not to mention the observance of minimun health standard protocols as the threat on Covid infection still arises.”
Natividad said earlier the airspace within one kilometer radius of the museum will be declared as no-fly and no-drone zones, while all the ports and waterways will be secured to preempt entry of what he described as “would-be saboteurs.”