Gun ban stays until June 12

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2013 03:42 PM | Updated as of May 15 2013 11:42 PM

MANILA – The Philippine National Police – National Capital Region Police Office is reminding the public that the election gun ban will remain until June 12.

NCRPO chief Leonardo Espina said the Omnibus Election Code states that the election gun ban should be in effect until the end of the election period.

So far, the police have apprehended 699 gun ban violators in Metro Manila. At least 333 firearms, 24 grenades and other explosives, and 324 bladed weapons were seized.

Other activities prohibited during the election include the alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct; transfer or movement of officers and employees in the civil service; use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates, unless authorized in writing by the Commission on Elections; organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces o other similar forces; and suspension of elective local officials. – report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM