The Daily Manila Shimbun


PNP says Independence Day celebrations ”generally peaceful”

June 12, 2019

The Philippine National Police ( PNP) on Wednesday said the nationwide celebration of 121st Philippine Independence Day is ''generally peaceful'.

Police Colonel Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, said the celebration "turned out to be generally peaceful and orderly, with no any major untoward incident reported".

He said minor protest rallies by sectoral groups were monitored near the US Embassy in Manila and Chinese Embassy in Makati City.

"The PNP remains alert and vigilant to prevent crimes, ready to respond to any emergency or call for assistance," said Banac. Ella Dionisio/DMS