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144 violators nabbed, 512 weapons seized in 1st week of gun ban

CHECKPOINT. A motorbike rider stops at a checkpoint at the corner of Aurora Blvd. and Pinatubo St., Barangay San Martin De Porres, Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday night (Jan. 13, 2022). Police checkpoints must this point arrested 144 gun ban violators. (PNA list by Robert Oswald P. Alfiler)

MANILA – The weeklong checkpoints linked to the 2022 nationwide elections occupy netted 144 gun ban violators to this point.

A crammed with 121 firearms occupy been confiscated as of 6 a.m. Sunday. A crammed with 512 unlawful weapons occupy been seized to this point, including gun replicas.

Naki-usap naman kami, nagbigay kami ng maagang impormasyon. Gun ban, huwag tayo magdala ng baril (We issued appeals earlier than the institution of checkpoints. Gun ban, beget no longer elevate weapons),” Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos stated in a radio interview on Sunday.

As a deputized agency of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), Carlos stated the PNP will make sure the silent and simple conduct of the Might per chance per chance 9 polls.

The gun ban will last until June 8.

Ang aming intensyon (Our arrangement) is to beget professionally for a silent elections. Kung gusto natin talaga ng silent, tayo-tayo magsama sama, ang botante, taumbayan at higit sa lahat yung ating mga kandidato na huwag tayo gumamit ng dahas, maging exquisite tayo (If we favor peace, let’s unite, including voters, most other folks, and the candidates no longer to resort to violence and to be exquisite),” Carlos stated.

Four stuffed with life private armed groups occupy been monitored in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) and the Bangsamoro Self sustaining Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Pursuant to Comelec Dedication No. 10728, the PNP suspended the validity of all Permits to Raise Firearms Exterior of Space issued to licensed holders, juridical entities, and contributors of authorities law enforcement companies.

Also suspended are permits issued by the PNP to transport firearms, ammunition, explosives, public firearms present, and shows, besides to employment of security personnel.

As a overall rule, most attention-grabbing bonafide police, defense force, and contributors of authorities law enforcement companies in full uniform and while on wonderful accountability are allowed to undergo firearms for the total length of the election interval.

Exemption from the Comelec-imposed firearms prohibition will be secured from the Comelec Committee on Ban on Firearms and Safety Concerns.

Carlos stated they also’re expecting the discharge of the list of amazing candidates when the election fever will heat up and besides they’ll occupy a clearer list of whom to note.

“We want to note if there’s stress amongst them waiting to be triggered. It’s our proactive ability in going thru that you just are going to be ready to mediate election-linked violence,” Carlos stated in a assertion.

He stated the PNP is in constant coordination with the Comelec, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and diverse law enforcers to in most cases trade inputs on gathered files referring to the activities of candidates. (PNA)

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