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Transporting gun replicas, airsoft also banned during election period

January 13, 2022 - Thursday 4:01 PM by Aira Miranda

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Antique Provincial Police Office (APPO) Staff Sgt. John Mark Gonzaga said in an interview on Wednesday, Jan. 12, that the public and uniformed men are reminded that their License to Own and Possess Firearm (LTOPF) has been suspended, and they are prohibited from carrying their firearms outside of their homes from Jan. 9 to June 8. This includes gun replicas, airsoft, and deadly weapons.
 
“Police officers including members of the Philippine Army (PA) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) are not allowed to carry their firearms except if these are their service firearms and if they have a mission order,” he said.
 
Motorists are also encouraged to cooperate with the police officers stationed at the checkpoint, according to Gonzaga.
 
“There are already 32 checkpoints that had been established since January 9 throughout the province,” Gonzaga said, adding these checkpoints are established randomly and at no particular time.
 
Meanwhile, Gonzaga said they expect their new acting Provincial Director, Police Col. Alexander G. Mariano, to report to his new post this week, following the change of command at the Police Regional Office 6 in Iloilo City on Jan. 11.
 
Mariano replaced Col. Roy Parana now assigned at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit. 

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