NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday said that the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution was generally peaceful with no untoward incident recorded in the area and other parts of Metro Manila as of early afternoon yesterday.
The NCRPO fielded about 2,000 uniformed personnel to help ensure the peaceful celebration of the event. Eleazar said they implemented a strategic plan to help ensure that the deployment of the 2,000 NCRPO personnel will effectively cover various aspects of police operations such as traffic management, civil disturbance management, anti-criminality, and counter-terrorism, emergency response and other necessary measures for an orderly, peaceful and successful event.
As a regular procedure for big events, the official said they fully coordinated with other law enforcement agencies for a more comprehensive security coverage.
Eleazar however continued to encourage the public to report any suspicious people and abnormal behavior to any policeman nearest them or text the NCRPO hotline, 0915-888-8181 or 0999-901-8181.
“In the event that there are rallies, whether pro or con, all field commanders and other police personnel are directed to strictly observe maximum tolerance as well as uphold the rights of the rallyists at all times,” he emphasized.