Some 5,000 cops, MMDA personnel deployed vs militants

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SEEKING DIVINE GUIDANCE. Policemen and their officials hear mass early Monday before they are deployed to secure the areas leading to Congress at the Batasan Pambansa where President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his second State of the Nation Address. Kate Evangelista/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippine – The Philippine National Police held a mass along Commonwealth Avenue where militants are expected to hold protest actions for President Benigno Aquino III’s second State of the Nation Address Monday.

Senior Superintendent Leonardo Carlos, National Capital Region Police Office spokesman, said some 5000 policemen and personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority have been deployed to the area.

Carlos added that their main focus would be the traffic that the protesters would cause.

The northbound lane of Commonwealth Ave starting from Ever Gotesco Mall was blocked off to give way to the rallyists.

Meanwhile, human rights officers were also deployed to “remind policemen na meron silang [that they have a] human rights watch,” said Captain Datuman Mokalid Al-Hadj, chief of the Regional Human Rights Affairs Office.

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  • Anonymous

    PAGCOR pa ba ang magpapakain sa mga pulis?  Di ba pinag-initan na ito ng bagong administration?  Concerned lang ako sa mga pulis.  Baka nag baon nalang sila.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4GJKFBR5HLARVHJIKJPTNCQQO4 Borgz

      trabaho ng pulis yan bro…meron silang daily subsistence allowance kaya di dapat gastusan pa sila ng taong bayan kung may deployment sila, double compensation ( doble-kita) na yan. May kotong pa sila,  so lahat kita na!

  • Anonymous

    …baka yung mga militante ang may pabaon?….may pondo na naman kayu ha? ganda ng placards eh…

  • Anonymous

    i am a Catholic but the priest in the middle of the rally doesn’t feel right…they should keep the solemnity of their presence i.e., inside the Church and places of worship or else their presence will easily develop and invite mockery…a result of excessive intervention in politics which is not correct…they should be reminded.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christian-Regis/100000296954301 Christian Regis

      5000 policemen and MMDA personnel and you expect them to fit inside the church? If you have mass outside the church, it doesn’t mean it already invites mockery. As long as the mass is solemn and the attendees are participating spiritually, it’s alright to have mass outside.

      You should be reminded… 

      • Anonymous

        on this occasion when a priest needs to be in public now gets the impression of the Church is once again in public exposed…now it is suffering that image…precisely what i am talking about…it needs to keep its image more discreet so when the occasion needs to people will find it purposeful…

  • Anonymous

    the rally feels like a bunch of cry babies…they have confused conviction with show offs…I just hope the Filipino society will regain its value and develop maturity…

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