14,000 cops to secure Duterte's 4th SONA


Posted at Jul 18 2019 06:02 PM | Updated as of Jul 18 2019 07:25 PM

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Members of the Quezon City Police District Station 6, PNP Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and bomb disposal units conduct a simulation exercise to test their capabilities in responding to different security threat scenes along Batasan Road on July 15, 2019. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

MANILA- Over 14,000 policemen will be deployed Monday to secure President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address.

Police General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police, said Thursday augmentation will also come from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The police force will also exercise maximum tolerance for activists who will hold protests outside of the Batasang Pambansa Complex.

While the PNP has yet to monitor any security threats in connection with the President's SONA, Albayalde assured the public that they remain on full alert for possible disturbances.

Police will also implement a traffic rerouting scheme for the closure of some roads on July 22 to give way to President Duterte's SONA.


-report from Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News