The 2016 election gun ban is in effect

As defined under Rule I, Section I of COMELEC Resolution No. 10015 dated November 13, 2015, the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Personnel (CBFSP) refers to the committee created by the Commission to implement the laws and rules on the ban on the bearing, carrying, or transporting of firearms and other deadly weapons, and the employment, availment, or engagement of security personnel or bodyguards during the election period.

During the election period (January 10 up to June 8, 2016) no person shall bear, carry or transport firearms or other deadly weapons in public places.

The CBSFP will exercise operational control and supervision over the Regional Joint Security Control Centers (RJSCCs) and the Provincial Joint Security Control Center (PJSCCs), and City or Municipal Joint Security Control Centers (C/MJSCCs).

The Commission, through the CBFSP, has the sole and exclusive power to issue Certificates of Authority (CA). It shall be assisted by a Secretariat composed of representatives from the Commission, the AFP and the PNP. The Secretariat shall be headed by a Senior Officer of the Commission.

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