Police preps for opening of classes now in full swing

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(Phoro: Rex Remitio/CNN Philippines)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 3) — The preparations of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are in full swing for the opening of classes on Monday.

Members of the PNP held a national civil disturbance management competition Sunday joined by a dozen police districts and military at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

 

The activity aimed to assess and test the police's readiness in dealing with rowdy crowds of protesters.

This was also to help them gear up for the expected student protests during the upcoming school year, as well as demonstrations that could happen during President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address in July.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar said 9,000 police personnel would be deployed at the opening of classes.