GUN BAN STARTS
Imprisonment for violators, says Comelec
ILOILO City – Today starts the five-month election period – Jan. 13 to June 12 – for the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. Thus today starts, too, the nationwide election gun ban, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The gun ban seeks to prevent unlawful elements such as private armed groups and gun-for-hire groups from intimidating, injuring or killing anyone during the election season.