The Philippine National Police (PNP) said the Traslacion was generally peaceful with no major incidents reported.
In a statement, PNP Officer-in-Charge PLt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa commended the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) “in the way they handled the crowd and call upon them to maintain maximum tolerance and tight security posture until the Traslacion 2020 is over.”
“We only want the Translacion 2020 to be held successfully, safe and orderly, with no untoward incident for the benefit of all,” the statement reads.
The NCRPO have reported 200 minor injuries and several petty crimes. The NCRPO also implemented a new system for the protection of the devotees including the ‘Andas Wall’ where police were deployed around the carriage. This would prevent devotees to block the route of the procession.
NCRPO Spokesperson PMaj. Britz Estadilla said that the Quiapo church asked the PNP to take control of the carriage in Arlegui St.
“Orderly pong natahak ang Ayala bridge ng prusisyon at noong nagkaroon ng palitan ay naging maayos pa rin po sa pagpasok sa may Arlegui, (The procession was orderly when it passed through Ayala bridge and during the transfer in Arlegui)” NCRPO Spokesperson PMaj. Britz Estadilla said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
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