PNP suspends permit to carry firearms outside of residence during APEC week

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a copy of the PNP coffee table book from PNP Chief Director General Ricardo Marquez during the 114th Police Service Anniversary at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday, August 7 with the theme: “Pambansang Pulisya: Patuloy sa Makabuluhang Paglilingkod at Makatarungang Pagpapatupad ng Batas.” The Philippine National Police celebrates the Police Service Anniversary in commemoration of the joint founding anniversaries of the Insular Constabulary established in 1901 and the Integrated National Police, organized in 1975, both forerunner organizations of the PNP. Also in photo are PDDG Danilo Constantino, PDDG Marcelo Garbo and P/Dir. Juanito Vaño. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a copy of the PNP coffee table book from PNP Chief Director General Ricardo Marquez during the 114th Police Service Anniversary at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday, August 7 with the theme: “Pambansang Pulisya: Patuloy sa Makabuluhang Paglilingkod at Makatarungang Pagpapatupad ng Batas.” The Philippine National Police celebrates the Police Service Anniversary in commemoration of the joint founding anniversaries of the Insular Constabulary established in 1901 and the Integrated National Police, organized in 1975, both forerunner organizations of the PNP. Also in photo are PDDG Danilo Constantino, PDDG Marcelo Garbo and P/Dir. Juanito Vaño. (MNS photo)

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)

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