PSA: All You Need to Know About the COMELEC Gun Ban

In the event of the National Elections this year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) released a memo regarding the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Gun Ban. The gun ban is to be implemented from January 10 to June 8, 2016.

Prohibited acts include (unless authorized by COMELEC):

  • To carry firearms and deadly weapons outside residence or place of business, and in all public places.
  • To engage the services of security personnel.
  • To transport firearms and explosives, including its spare parts and components.

Penalties for violators include:

  • Imprisonment from 1 to 6 years;
  • Permanent disqualification from public office and loss of right to vote;
  • Deportation for foreigners, but only after prison term is served;
  • Cancellation of and/or perpetual disqualification to secure license or permit.

More details can be found on the image below.


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