Central Luzon cops on full alert for Edsa32
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO-More than 12,000 Central Luzon policemen have been placed on full alert status from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27 for the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, regional police director, directed police commanders in Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales to secure “all vital installations, economic key points as well as places of convergences and ensure a high state of operational readiness to thwart any hostile action that may be launched by terror groups as we commemorate the 32nd EDSA People Power Revolution.”
Central Luzon residents were among the millions of Filipinos who massed up at Edsa to answer the call of the late Jaime Cardinal Sin to support and protect government troops who rebelled against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The so-called Bamban Barricade between Tarlac and Pampanga blocked loyalist forces from proceeding to Edsa.
Marcos and his entourage were exiled to Hawaii in a flight from the former Clark Air Base, where troops supporting Corazon Aquino kept their aircraft.
Groups in the region have not announced whether they would hold local protests or pro-Edsa demonstrations.
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