Army helps secure President Marcos’ oath-taking rites

The Philippine Army (PA) joined the Philippine National Police and other government security forces in ensuring the peaceful and orderly inaugural and oath-taking ceremony of President “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., at the National Museum of the Philippines in the City of Manila on June 30, 2022.
PA deployed troops and contingency forces to support the National Capital Region Police Office and other government security forces in securing the National Museum and adjoining areas. The command likewise deployed personnel to augment the Presidential Security Group, the Commander-in-Chief’s close-in security and escort personnel.
A communications van, armored assets, ambulances, and teams of explosive and ordinance disposal (EOD); K9; civil disturbance management (CDM); chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN); and medics were also deployed to bolster the AFP Joint Task Force NCR.
President Marcos won the 2022 presidential election, garnering over 31 million votes. It can be noted that the 17th President of the Republic won more than half the votes cast to become the first presidential bet to secure a majority in decades.
Photos: SSg Cesar P Lopez Philippine Army/OACPA