As the 2022 election approaches, Commission on Election (COMELEC) has issued rules for the gun ban that will start on January 9 to June 8, 2022.
In Resolution No. 10728, the poll body said the bearing, carrying, and transporting of firearms and other deadly weapons are prohibited during the period stated above.
Each checkpoint, it said, must be “well-lighted, properly identified, and manned with uniform personnel.” They must also have three feet by four feet (3’x4′) signboards to distinguish the place, and warning signs for motorists to slow down.
Spot checkpoints may be set up “where the circumstances warrant,” according to the Comelec.
The committee is composed of one Comelec commissioner as chairperson and one senior officer each from the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines and not lower than officer grade 07, brigadier general and police brigadier general, respectively, as members.
Those who were able to secure a certificate of authority (CA) issued by the CBFSC are exempted from the ban.
The certificate may be issued to the following: regular officers, members and agents of the Office of the President, Presidential Security Groups, Office of the Vice-President, Comelec chairman, commissioners, and officials of the commission, Regional and provincial election heads and election officers, Comelec organic security officers, AFP, PNP, BFP, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Philippine Coast Guard officers and personnel.
Meanwhile, Camarines Norte Provincial Police Director, PCOL Julius Guadamor reminded the CamNorteños to strictly follow the protocols for gun ban period.
Nalalapit na po ang simula ng ating Election Period. Ang Gun Ban ay magsisimula sa January 9 at magtatapos sa June 8, 2022 kaya kung kayo po ay may mga kakilala o kayo mismo ay may tinatagong baril na hindi lisensyado, mangyari pong pumunta kayo sa pinakamalapit na himpilan ng pulisya sa inyong lugar para sa pansamantala nitong pangangalaga habang inaayos ninyo pa ang inyong mga dokumento upang makaiwas din po tayo sa anumang remalaso. Sa mga masasamang loob naman na gagamit ng baril upang makapanakot at gumawa ng krimen dito sa probinsya, pag-isipan ninyong mabuti ang mga hakbangin na inyong gagawin at huwag na huwag ninyong tangkain na gumawa ng masama dito sa Camarines NortePCOL Julius Guadamor
Camarines Norte Provincial Police