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6,000 cops for Sona isn’t overkill — Palace Written by Fernan J. Angeles Sunday, 22 July 2012 00:00

Sunday, July 22, 2012

6,000 cops for Sona isn’t overkill — Palace


For Malacañang, the 6,000 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP)  securing the perimeters of the Batasan, in not an “overkill.” The palace believes so even as one of its  official described the preparation  as an essential factor for an  extensive security measure for President Aquino’s third State of the Nation Address (Sona).

Malacañang said  the security measure  seen as  twice extensive compared to last year, is  “just fit” for an event that would rarely see an assembly of top officials from all three branches of the government.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the Sona is an important and the only day  the President gets to set foot in Congress.

“Officials of the three branches of government are together. How can it not be taken with great importance?” Lacierda said in response to questions posed by palace reporters seeking description of Malacañang’s perception on the doubly strict security measure put in place by the PNP..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/1861-6000-cops-for-sona-isn%E2%80%99t-overkill-%E2%80%94-palace

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