Over 460 individuals violated BSKE gun ban implementation - PNP
Over 460 individuals violated BSKE gun ban implementation - PNP
Over 460 individuals violated BSKE gun ban implementation - PNP
by Ellicia Del Mundo13 September 2023
Photo courtesy: PNP Facebook page

More than 460 individuals were arrested for violating the implemented gun ban for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Election (BSKE), Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Jean Fajardo said on Wednesday, September 13.

In an interview during DZRH's Magandang Umaga Pilipinas, Fajardo said there were 466 individuals were caught carrying or transporting firearms and other deadly weapons outside residences, businesses, and public places.

"Karamihan diyan sa nahuli ay sibilyan [civilian], mga nasa 441," she said.

Fajardo also reported that the PNP has confiscated a total of 286 firearms.


The PNP spokesperson reminded that security guards are exempted from gun ban, but only within their areas of jurrisdiction.

"Ang binibigyan po ng exemption [security guards] ay ang kanilang mga agencies, dapat may hawak silang papers sa kanilang area of jurisdiction," she explained.

The enforcement of the gun ban began last August 28 and will be in effect until November 29.

Meanwhile, in a separate development, Fajardo said 3,000 police officers, who have family members running for the BSKE, would be reassigned to another post.


She said most of the reassigned were police who have a family relative up to the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity.

The PNP spokesperson said the reshuffle aims to thwart possible conflicts of interest and maintain the integrity of the October polls.

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