Gun Ban Starts On January
POLICE and military authorities and other law enforcement agencies are set to strictly enforce the implementation of the gun ban for the upcoming national and local polls following a resolution from the Commission on Elections. The gun ban starts on January 10. COMELEC-Cebu 9. He said the 120-day weapons, also covered by Provincial Election election period contains the ban are air guns and Supervisor Atty. Marco the actual campaign replications, as well as Lionel Castillano also period from February 9 to bladed instruments, hand said that under May 8 for national grenades, and other Philippine laws, candidates, and from explosives, except for “election period” means March 26 to May 8 for local fireworks. 120 days before the candidates. Castillano also said the actual date of the In COMELEC poll body will allow elections and 30 days Resolution 1814, the gun candidates or individuals after it. ban applies to everyone with security threats to
Citizens will got to except government have escorts during the polls in May to vote for security forces such as the election period upon their president down to Philippine National application and local government Police, the Armed Forces assessment. The escorts officials, except of the Philippines, and can come from the police barangay leaders. other law enforcement or military or the National
Castillano said agencies. Bureau of Investigation election period will start Aside from the regular and limited only to 2 on January 10 until June firearms and deadly personnel.
A COMELEC checkpoint manned by soldiers in the Philippines. (Cebu Examiner Photo Geonarri Solmerano)