Protesters who converged at the University of the Philippines’ (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City to denounce the controversial anti-terrorism bill amidst arrest threats from authorities on possible violation of quarantine protocols, peacefully and voluntarily dispersed after their program, the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed Friday.

PNP chief Police General Archie Gamboa conveyed his gratitude to the public for their utmost cooperation in maintaining a peaceful observance of the 122nd Independence Day.

“Public activities in commemoration of the 122nd Araw ng Kalayaan were orderly and in compliance with minimum health standards,” the PNP stated.

Early dispersals were recorded in some public assemblies at UP Diliman; De La Salle University; St.Ignatius, Quezon City; Santiago City, Isabela; Baguio City, Legazpi City; and Metro Colon, Cebu City.

Checkpoints inside and within the area of UP Diliman were immediately removed after the early dispersal of protesters at 12 noon, according to the Quezon City Police District.

The PNP highlighted that no arrest was conducted in these areas.  (RJ Espartinez)