After the election, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno will implement a strict ‘no permit, no rally’ policy in the city after militants demonstrated in some parts of it on Tuesday.
Moreno issued a memorandum requiring the Manila Police District (MPD) and its branches, barangay officials, and the Bureau of Permits to enforce Batas Pambansa 880 or The Public Assembly Act strictly.
Since the campaign and elections are over, the mayor said that everyone’s life needs to return to normal.
It will be recalled that during the campaign for the May 9 National and Local Elections, Moreno eased the conduct of campaign rallies in the city, even with his opponents in the elections.
“Tapos na ang kampanya, tapos na ang halalan, nagdesisyon na ang tao. Now, we have to put things in right order. For the purposes of moving on at kayo ay maibalik na sa normal, ‘yung normal na pamumuhay, kailangan na pong ilagay natin sa tamang perspektibo ang mga bagay bagay,” said Moreno.
Mayor Isko imposes no permit, no rally in Manila
(The campaign is over, the election is over, the people have decided. Now, we have to put things in the right order. For the purposes of moving on and you will be back to normal, normal life, we need to put things in the proper perspective.)
Before holding gatherings, groups must first obtain a permit from the Bureau of Permits and the Manila Barangay Bureau.
On Tuesday, hundreds of demonstrators flocked in front of the headquarters of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, calling for the proper counting of votes. Some of the demonstrators were also seen in the vicinity of the Bonifacio Shrine.
Meanwhile, the National Task Force to End Local Communists Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) acting Spokesperson of Legal Affairs and Prosecutor 2, Flosemer Chris Gonzalez, said the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army, National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA- NDF) election fraud and irregularities are just propaganda to motivate the people to join them.
Gonzales said the communist terrorists did not want the victory of former Senator Bongbong Marcos as president and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as vice president.