RNC Cops Ordered to Strictly Enforce Metro Manila Gun Ban – Manila Bulletin
Police forces have been ordered to strictly enforce the ban on firearms in the National Capital Region (NCR) beginning Monday, June 27.
Police General Valeriano De Leon, director of operations for the Philippine National Police (PNP), also reminded the public, especially gun owners, to strictly follow the firearm license suspension. fire outside residence (PTCFOR), which is in effect until July 2 in Metro Manila, to avoid being arrested and charged.
Implementing the gun ban is part of security measures for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on June 30 at the National Museum.
De Leon said part of the implementation of the gun ban is the directive to all PNP units in Metro Manila to step up their intelligence surveillance to chase down criminal elements and threatening groups.
“Our goal is to ensure that these individuals and groups will be denied any opportunity to strike,” De Leon said.
De Leon also warned that he would personally monitor the implementation of the gun ban to ensure that all offenders are punished accordingly.
Although the PNP did not monitor any serious threats at Marcos’ June 30 inauguration at the National Museum, De Leon said he was not letting his guard down and would continuously validate any reports.
De Leon said he has already mapped out security measures, including road closures and rerouting of traffic, which began on Sunday, June 26, and is also constantly updating measures to ensure a peaceful and orderly swearing-in.
On Tuesday, the PNP will activate Task Force Manila Shield. Additional checkpoints will be set up at all entry points into the city of Manila.
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