MPD: Security measures in place for ‘Traslacion’

MANILA -- In line with efforts to ensure that no untoward incidents will mar this year's 'Traslacion' or Black Nazarene procession, a gun ban, no-drone zone, and no sail-zone will be implemented in Manila.

This was bared by Manila Police District (MPD) spokesperson Supt. Erwin Margarejo in a message to the Philippine News Agency Thursday.

The gun ban will be implemented by the MPD while the no-sail zone will be managed by the Philippine Coast Guard and the no drone-zone enforced by the police.

These security precautions will start on January 8 (Monday) and will be implemented for 48 hours, he added.

Millions of devotees are expected to participate in the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on January 9.

To ensure that the event will be more orderly, persons under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed to join the procession, he added.

Source: Philippine News Agency