Outgoing Manila Mayor Isko Moreno declared June 30, Thursday, a special non-working holiday in the city of Manila for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
A Thursday advisory announced that Moreno signed Executive Order No. 53 declaring a special non-working holiday in Manila City “to ensure the safety, security, and protection of participants” in Marcos’ inauguration.
Marcos will take his oath as the 17th president of the Philippines on June 30 at the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) in Ermita, Manila.
“The City Government of Manila, in coordination with the concerned agencies of the national government, has to close various thoroughfares in and around the perimeter of the inaugural venue, which will undeniably affect the flow of traffic of both motorists and the riding public,” the order read.
“It is but fitting and proper that all citizens of the country, in general, and residents of the City of Manila, in particular, be given full opportunity to witness and welcome this significant event in the life of the nation,” it added.
Meanwhile, over 15,000 security personnel would be deployed to secure Marcos' inauguration, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Checkpoints and chokepoints will be set up in all the entry points to Manila for three days starting on June 28, and a gun ban will be imposed starting June 27 in Metro Manila. — DVM, GMA News