MANILA, Philippines – Hours before an expected massive rally of anti-Charter change forces, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday decided to hike up its deployment to secure the rally in Makati City.
In an interview on dzBB radio, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) spokesman Superintendent Rommel Miranda said 4,700 police personnel will be on hand to secure the multi-sectoral rally which will be joined by various groups and key personalities in the opposition including former President Joseph Estrada.
NCRPO earlier said 3,142 security personnel will be tapped to deal with any eventuality arising from the rally – including 600 from the military’s NCR Command, 669 from the Manila Police District, and 573 from the Southern Police District.
Additional police forces from Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central and Southern Luzon and Bicol were also tapped to secure the event. [Continue Reading...]