MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez has suspended all permits to carry firearms outside of residence during the conduct of Asia Pacific Economic Conference meeting from November 16 to 20 in Metro Manila.
In a press conference, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, PNP spokesperson, said only the members the PNP, Armed Forces, and other law-enforcement agencies performing official duties and in agency-prescribed uniforms will be allowed to carry firearms.
“Therefore, you are not allowed to carry your firearms even if you have an issued permit. This is in consonance with the security measures being implemented for the APEC economic leaders’ conference,” he said.
“Let us also emphasize that violation of these provisions is punishable by law from six months to one day imprisonment to six years,” he said.
Also, he said that National Capital Region Police Office is directed to implement the order. (MNS)