Beware of fake gun exemptions


Comelec Commissioner Elias Yusoph. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday warned the public against fixers offering gun ban exemption permits at a price lower than the P5,000 fee imposed by the election body.

In a press conference, Election Commissioner Elias Yusoph, who chairs the committee on the ban on firearms and security personnel, also advised police authorities manning checkpoints across the country to be “very cautious” in examining documents related to the gun ban presented by motorists.

He said an authentic certificate of authority for the gun ban exemption would show three signatories—that of Yusoph and his counterparts in the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Supt. Miguel Antonio Jr. and Brig. Gen. Rodelio Santos, respectively.

Genuine gun ban permits are also watermarked and bear the Comelec seal on the right side of the document.

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  • $18209031

    Basta na may  matataga sila, dyan ang mga karantaduhan 

  • Fred

    Naku Yusoph, bakit sinabi mo ang mga features ng authentic certificate of authority for the gun ban exemption sa media eh nagbabasa din ang mga fakers. Sana sa mga police manning checkpoints na lang.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Fake gun ban exemptions cover only fake guns or replicas.  The police should check the guns also.  They might be wasting their time filing cases. Unless their badges are also fake. In which case everything is as it should be.  As there are fake prosecutors and fake courts, too.

  • Mamang Pulis

    oo nga ustadz yusoph….malamang sa marawi, lanao, maguindanao—-marami yan!

  • Rovingmoron

    Lahat na lang gagawin makapagdala lang ng baril. Dapat busisiin ng authorities yung gun ban permits na mga yan, along with the IDs.

  • julieboy

    basta may regulation for sure kaya ng pinoy gumawa ng fake lic.thats one talent pinoys have,faking everything.Thats why all documents coming from the Philippines have to be authenticated,or else foreign governments dont accept them.

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