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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Kalinga police tells public to cooperate in gun ban implementation


Tabuk City, Kalinga – No firearms are allowed to be carried and transported in the next three months, authorities in Kalinga reminded.


This is in observance of the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).

With the start of said poll yesterday, August 28, the Commission on Elections implements a gun ban which will run until November 29 this year.


Unless authorized by the Comelec’s Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Concerns, people are not allowed to carry their guns in public.


“During the election period, no person shall bear, carry or transport firearms or other deadly weapons in public places, including any building street, park, private vehicle or public conveyance, even if licensed to possess or carry the same,” Comelec Resolution No. 10918 reads.


To implement the policy, police officers have already been deployed to permanent and moving checkpoints in the province, Kalinga Police Provincial Information Officer Ruff Manganip informed.

PCapt. Manganip then asked the public to comply and allow the police officers to enforce the firearm ban to avoid gun-related violence this year’s barangay poll.


He further reminded the people that legit checkpoints have signage and that the police should be in their complete uniform. Authorities, he added, should only inspect one’s vehicle in plain view unless they are looking for someone reported to be carrying a gun.


Gun ban violators may face imprisonment of not less than a year but not more than 6 years without probation, and it may result in permanent disqualification from holding public office and the deprivation of the right to vote.

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