An interfaith prayer rally held on Sunday, Feb. 21 by supporters of President Duterte for the establishment of a revolutionary government was halted due to lack of a permit.

An interfaith prayer rally held on Sunday, Feb. 21 by supporters of President Duterte for the establishment of a revolutionary government was cancelled due to lack of a permit. (Photo courtesy of MPD / MANILA BULLETIN)

The event was originally scheduled at 8 a.m. on Sunday but was postponed to 6 p.m. after members of the Manila Police District (MPD) halted the program.

Eventually, the program was called off due to lack of a permit and restrictions on social gatherings under the general community quarantine, said Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco, MPD director. 

Around 300 supporters of the Duterte administration attended the event.

In a report by CNN Philippines, it was said that the prayer rally will run until Monday, Feb. 22 and is expected to draw a crowd of up to 60,000 people.

The Duterte administration supporters are calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government and the adoption of a new federal Constitution.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, militant groups also staged a protest action against the Duterte administration.

Elements of the MPD were seen disrupting the program by destroying an effigy of the President, which was intended to be destroyed and burned by protesters.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/21/prayer-rally-for-revolutionary-government-cancelled/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=prayer-rally-for-revolutionary-government-cancelled)