Outgoing Manila Mayor Isko Moreno declared June 30 as a special non-working holiday in the City of Manila for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Moreno signed Executive Order No. 53 which declares June 30 a special non-working holiday in the city “to ensure the safety, security, and protection of participants” in the inauguration of the only son and namesake of the late dictator and kleptocrat.

Marcos Jr. will take his oath as the 17th president of the Philippines on June 30 at the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) in Manila. 

“The City Government of Manila, in coordination with the concerned agencies of the national government, has to close various thoroughfares in and around the perimeter of the inaugural venue, which will undeniably affect the flow of traffic of both motorists and the riding public,” the order read.

“It is but fitting and proper that all citizens of the country, in general, and residents of the City of Manila, in particular, be given full opportunity to witness and welcome this significant event in the life of the nation,” it added.

Over 15,000 security personnel would be stationed to make sure that the new president’s inauguration would be safe, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said. 

Moreover, a gun ban will be implemented starting June 27 in Metro Manila. 


Ronald Espartinez