MANILA, Philippines — Around 16,000 security personnel consisting of the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be deployed on Thursday (January 9) for the observance of the annual Traslacion of the Catholic faith.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) acting director PBGen Debold Sinas said they are ready to provide security in the said event although his team has yet to receive any threats on the country’s security, particularly in Manila.
More than 2,000 Special Action Force (SAF) personnel will be deployed around the carriage for a smooth flow of the procession.
Sinas said they will also install signal jammers in the area.
He also warned that violators of law and order will be arrested.
Littering and urinating in public places will not be tolerated.
Manila mayor Isko Moreno, meanwhile, said they are strictly implementing the “NO Obstruction” policy on the streets that will be part of the Traslacion.
“Any vehicle that has been utilized by any respective agencies along the route has to be cleared, including the motorcycles. All those vehicles found in the area will be considered donations to the city of Manila because we will pick it up and bring in a rightful place, we will implement towing,” Moreno said.— (from the report of Lea Ylagan) /mbmf
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