CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan–More than 50 policemen now guard key Bulacan borders for today’s inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Police Colonel Charlie Cabradilla, Bulacan police director said check points and control points were put up in the boundary areas of Bulacan and Nueva Ecija in San Miguel town, Quezon City and Malabon and Valenzuela City in City of Meycauayan and City of San Jose del Monte and Obando since early this week.
Cabradilla said the checkpoints are manned by 53 police personnel who will provide utmost security at all provincial entrance and exit points. They were tasked to dissuade unruly elements and troublemakers from striking before and during the inauguration of Marcos as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Each of the police stations in all the 21 towns and three cities also have their Law Enforcement Checkpoint (LEC).
Cabradilla said there are 200 Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) troops who are also on stand by as contingent if will be needed in the National Capital Region.
Bulacan was hailed champion in the recent CDM competition in the whole of Region 3 police.
Police Brigadier Gen. Atty. Matthew Baccay launched the competition to put police officers’ abilities, operations, and equipment preparedness to the test, as well as to increase their capacity to manage mass action and public disturbances with the greatest tolerance in preparation for Marcos’s inauguration.
Baccay said the CDM is a proactive step for any mass movement concerned with the protection of human rights in the performance of police responsibilities. It will ensure the efficacy and efficiency of all CDM units, particularly in terms of the growth of individual competence and the upgrading of equipment.