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28 Sep, 2013

Philippines 45-day gun ban starts Sept 28 | Manila Bulletin

Authorities have imposed a 45-day gun ban starting Sept. 28 to Nov. 12 for the coming barangay elections on Oct. 28. The gun ban period covers 30 days before and 15 days after the elections.

Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said they will also set up check points nationwide. He said individuals who wish to be exempted shall apply for security details. Law enforcers on duty and in uniform are excluded from the implementation.

Other law enforcement agencies need to apply for permit to carry firearms. Private security agencies are also considered exempted from the gun ban.

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