Metro Manila gun ban to remain in place until July 2, PNP reminds public

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The Philippine National Police has reminded the public that a Metro Manila-wide gun ban is in place until July 2.

The suspension of the Permits to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence took effect on June 27 and was implemented as part of security measures for the June 30 inauguration of president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Marcos will take his oath of office at the National Museum in Manila.

PNP officer in charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. approved the gun ban in the capital region to “ensure that the activities will be free from firearm-related incidents and to ensure the safety of the populace.”

Danao directed the NCRPO and the five police districts to ensure that the order is followed.

Only members of the police, military, and law enforcement agencies performing official duties in prescribed uniforms are allowed to carry firearms from June 27 to July 2.