Presidential inauguration generally peaceful, says NCRPO

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The inauguration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Manila was generally peaceful, according to the National Capital Region Police Office.

NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said there were no major incidents recorded during the transition to the country’s new leadership.

This was due to the early preparation and intensified implementation of the security plan by the police, military and other members of the Philippine forces, Natividad said.

“Everyone’s effort is highly appreciated and every role is significant in the success of this historic event,’ he said.

He said the police also followed the instruction of PNP chief Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. to conduct different programs and bring the advocacy of the Philippine National Police to the freedom parks where everyone is welcome to express their thoughts and opinions.

The Metro Manila police likewise reached out to members of the community, he said.

In Liwasanag Bonifacio, the police led the distribution of hot meals to all individuals in the area regardless of what group or organizations they represent, he said.

The NCRPO also conducted simultaneous community/livelihood programs in identified areas where mass organizations are likely to lure residents to join demonstrations.

The NCRPO would continue to reach out to members of communities to make them partners in policing, he said.