Tight security set for Edsa anniversary rites

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MANILA, Philippines—More than 1,000 policemen will be deployed on Monday to secure the celebration of the 27th anniversary of the Edsa People Power revolution.

Philippine National Police Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said Friday that the policemen would be stationed at the People Power Monument on Edsa and the areas immediately surrounding it.

The monument will serve as the center of the Edsa anniversary activities which has the theme ‘’Pilipinas Natin, Abot Tanaw Na!’’

Cerbo said the celebration will be highlighted by the “Salubungan” that will start in front of the PNP’s National Headquarters in Camp Crame, and at Gate 3 of Camp Aguinaldo, with the respective participants marching and converging at the People Power Monument.

President Aquino III, together with Cabinet members, senators, congressmen, and local government officials will lead the flag-raising ceremony, followed by a wreath-laying rites.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, meanwhile, announced it would impose a traffic rerouting scheme in the area during the three-day celebration starting on Saturday, Feb. 23.

MMDA said the rerouting scheme might change from time to time, and advised the public to check it at their website through this link:

PLEASE SEE LINK FOR THE ADVISORY: http://mmda.gov.ph/EDSA-27.html

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

    Do we really have to persist hosting this event in the middle of one of the nation’s busiest thoroughfares?  It could be moved inside one of the nearby military camps, de-congesting the roads and highways nearby and making things safer in general.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    tight security talaga! once nakapasok sa area di ka na palalbasin hanggang matapos ang programma ni abnoy, para magmukhang madami ang pupunta, sana umulan ng malakas! pwe

  • disqusted0fu

    Pnoy’s admin has repeatedly used their catchphrases such as tuwid na daan or anti corruption or whatever else they have to cover up the anomalies and controversies that they and their allies are involved in. That seems to be the ugly truth. EDSA 4 anyone? 

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