Wala pang lumabag sa election gun ban ang nahuhuli sa lungsod, ayon sa isang opisyal ng Commission on Elections (Comelec).
“The violations that have been reported are petty crimes and we hope there would be no violator of the gun ban so we could maintain order in the city,” ani Comelec-Baguio election officer, John Paul Martin, sa Vote-Counting Machine roadshow noong Enero 28.
“We have not received any report of gun ban provision violators,” dagdag niya.
Sinabi ni Martin na nabigyan ng mga tagubilin ang mga personnel ng police na mahigpit nilang ipatupad ang batas at magtatag ng mga checkpoints.
“It is best that they know how strict our policemen are in establishing checkpoints and if there are violators, they will be meted the appropriate charge that has a corresponding penalty, which has accessory penalties,” aniya.
Kahit bago pa ang panahon ng eleksiyon ay sinabi ni Martin na naglunsad na sila ng information campaign sa mga dapat at hindi-dapat sa loob ng election period.
“The gun ban is in effect. Nobody except those with permit from the Comelec can possess guns outside the residence. Any form of deadly weapons, including replicas, is also prohibited,” ani Martin.
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