PNP: Up to 30,000 attendees expected at Bongbong Marcos inauguration
MANILA, Philippines — Up to 30,000 people are expected to flock to the Intramuros area to watch the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.
PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said the organizers had opened the Intramuros Golf Course as an area for civilian attendees who want to witness the inauguration.
The area is expected to be filled up by 25,000 to 30,000 individuals.
“Inaasahan natin, expected natin na ang papasok doon sa Intramuros Golf Course is around 25,000 to 30,000,” Fajardo said in an interview over ABS CBN’s TeleRadyo on Wednesday.
(We expect around 25,000 to 30,000 individuals to attend the Intramuros Golf Course.)
In view of this, the PNP asked attendees not to bring backpacks, non-transparent water containers pointed and sharp objects (cutters, blades, knives, etc.), alcoholic drinks and cigarettes, chemicals, fireworks and pyrotechnics, lighters, matches and other combustible items, and drones.
If they can’t avoid not bringing any bags with them, Fajardo said they should instead bring transparent backpacks and even transparent water containers.
“Kung ganoong karaming tao at iisa-isahing i-screen, para hindi na sila maantala ay ‘wag na silang magdala ng mga sinasabi ko,” she said.
(If that many people are expected to attend and they will be screened one by one so that they won’t be hassled, they should just not bring items I said.)
The PNP earlier said security control points will be installed to limit who will be able to enter the perimeter of the National Museum.
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