Danao PNP Officer-in-Charge, Lieutenant General Vicente D. Danao Jr.

PNP, PSG preparing security measures for PBBM oath-taking

June 2, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 292 views
Incoming PMS chief Naida Angping

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Officer-in-Charge, Lieutenant General Vicente D. Danao Jr. on Thursday said they are fully coordinating with the Presidential Security Group all their security measures during the oathtaking of President-elect Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. at the National Museum on June 30.

The top cop said they have not monitored any threats to the major event although they are not keeping their guards down. Lt. Gen. Danao has also ordered his men to fully exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with protesters and ensure that the ‘rule of law’ will be strictly followed.

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Manila Police District (MPD) headed respectively by Major Gen. Felipe R. Natividad and Brigadier Gen. Leo M. Francisco would be providing full support to the PSG in securing the National Museum and its immediate vicinities.

This after incoming chief of the Presidential Management Staff of the Marcos administration, Zenaida Angping said the former senator who scored a landslide victory in the May 9 presidential elections will take his oath as the country’s 17th Commander-in-Chief at the National Museum.

Marcos’ inaugural committee has already conducted an ocular inspection of the area and found it to be a suitable venue,” Angping said.

“The National Museum of Philippines building and its surrounding areas match our requirements for President-elect Marcos’ inauguration. Preparations are already in full swing to ensure that it will be ready by then,” Angping said in a statement.

President-elect Marcos Jr. earlier expressed hope to take his oath as President at the Qurino Grandstand in Manila where most previous Philippine leaders took their oath of office but the venue is still being used for the government’s COVID-19 efforts.

“The safety and welfare of our people are paramount. As such, we chose to avoid disrupting the medical care being given to the COVID-19 patients housed there. That’s why we opted for the National Museum as the venue,” said Angping.

Earlier, PNP Public Information Office chief, Brig. Gen. Roderick Augustus B. Alba said that as mandated by Section 35 of Republic Act 6975 or the DILG Act of 1990, the Police Security and Protection Group is expected to provide support to the PSG in securing the President-elect, the Vice President elect and the First Family.

However, he said that the number of security personnel is kept confidential due to security purposes. “Lagi namang handa ang PNP sa pagsisiguro na magiging ligtas ang ating President and Vice President- Elect. Definitely, may coordination na with the PSG sa magiging deployment ng ating mga personnel sa venue at mga lugar na dadaanan ng incoming president at vice president,” Brig. Gen. Alba said.