June 17, 2024

No violator has so far been arrested since the start of the gun ban for the May 9 polls, the Commission on Elections-Baguio said.
“Nobody has been caught violating and hopefully there will be no violator who will be caught,” said City Election Officer John Paul Martin.
He reminded residents that bladed weapons are also covered by the gun ban.
“We conduct checkpoint operations every day on different locations we establish to implement the election gun ban,” he said.
Martin said gun ban violators may face up to six years imprisonment and perpetual disqualification to hold any elective or appointive office.
City Police Director Col. Glenn Lonogan said checkpoints are also an opportunity to implement other laws and rules that assures the safety and security of the public.
He urged the public to be understanding as the city police has set up different checkpoints for the implementation of the election gun ban and quarantine restrictions. – PNA