Security tightened at LP proclamation rally site in Manila



Proclamation rally of Team PNOY led by president Benigno Aquino III at historic Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Security was tightened Monday along the vicinity of the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila in preparation for the Liberal Party-led coalition’s  proclamation rally later in the day that is expected to be graced by President Benigno Aquino III.

LP supporters clad in yellow T-shirts gathered at the Bonifacio Shrine beside the Manila City Hall as they await the start of the coalition’s proclamation rally.

Steel dividers were set up along the vicinity of the shrine to determine the area where supporters will position themselves when the program starts around 4 p.m. as scheduled.

Superintendent Ferdinand Quirante, the ground commander for the event, said “sufficient number” of policemen have been deployed to maintain peace and order.

The northbound lane of along A. Villegas from Taft Avenue corner Freedom Triangle UP to MET/Quezon Boulevard (P. Burgos) has also been closed down to motorists past 1 p.m. to give way for the event.

Quirante said the road will be reopened to vehicles after the event culminates around 10 p.m.

Along with President Aquino, the proclamation rally for incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and LP’s candidates for vice mayor, Congress and 36 councilors, will also be attended by its senatorial bets presidential cousin Benigno `Bam’ Aquino; The rally is also expected to be attended by Senators  Francis ‘‘Chiz’’ Escudero, Loren Legarda, Koko Pimentel, Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes; former Senators Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.  and Jamby Madrigal; Congressman Sonny Angara, former Reps. Cynthia Villar and Risa Hontiveros and former Movie Television Review and Classification Board chair Grace Poe-Lllamanzares, daughter of movie king Fernando Poe Jr.

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  • nakatutok

    the clowns are here..the circus is in town…

  • BoredRomeo

    I’m so excited to see Team PNoy!!! :D

  • antlagdamn

    go team pnoy!

  • NelsonBagatsing

    Im excited to see Team PNoy! gusto kong makita at mapakinggan si Loren Legarda! sya ang number 1 sa listahan ko!

    • CarlosAcantillado

      me too! i will definitely vote Senator Loren Legarda!

  • ClaudineBeretta

    Im sure maraming nagaabangn para mapakinggan ang team pnoy! ksama ko dun,gustong gusto ko ang adhikain nila!

  • InaLorenzo

    Sana makita at makapunta ako dito,,sila ang iboboto ko lalo na si seantor legarda!

    • JewelAgoncillo

      ako din eh! sana free ako para makadalo!

    • Observer_din

      basta ako si BAM and Grace, para me infusion naman ng fresh ideas.

  • Guest

    May basbas ni Mar Roxas ang ginawang pag-atake nina Alan Cayetano at Trillanes kay JPE. Ang kapalit…sagot ni Mar ang pondo nila sa election.

    • Observer_din

      tsk.. tsk.. tsk.. wala na bang ibang tsismis? baka me update ka ke HART at TSIS? hehehe

  • JasonBieber

    Maybe Cayetano forgot his yellow shirt but he didn’t forget to remind people that he is anti-GMA for the sake of being anti-GMA. Him and PNoy are part of the group that appears to enjoy showing people their dislike of the former President.

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