3,200 cops to secure Iglesia centennial
MANILA - The Philippine National Police is deploying 3,200 police officers to provide security and traffic assistance for the Centennial Celebration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) in Bocaue, Bulacan on Sunday, July 27.
The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) led by Police Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta said police will help secure the event along with 200 soldiers, 1,500 Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel and some 2,000 force multipliers.
The celebration will be held at the Philippine Arena, Ciudad de Victoria, Bulacan. More than a million INC members are expected to attend the event.
All PNP units and offices will be placed at Heightened Alert Status effective at 3 p.m. on July 25, 2014 for all the upcoming events, in particular, to the INC Centennial Celebration on Sunday, State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino on Monday (July 28), and Eid-al-Ftr on Tuesday (July 29).
"Unit Commanders are reminded to secure all vital installations, economic key points, as well as places of convergence, and ensure high state of operational readiness to deter unlawful activities," the PNP said.
The alert status of PROs 3, 4A, NCRPO and Special Action Force (SAF) will be upgraded to Full Alert Status effective 5:00 AM on July 26, 2014 for the SONA.