PNP arrests 921 election gun ban violators
MANILA, Philippines — The running tally of election violators in the country has reached 921, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Wednesday.
“As of February 9, 12 midnight ay nakapagtala na po tayo ng total of 921 arrested persons,” said PNP spokesperson PCol. Jean Fajardo over Teleradyo.
(As of February 9, 12 midnight, we have recorded 921 arrested persons.)
“Sama-sama na po iyon, kasama na doon ‘yung mga na-conduct na police operations at nasita sa checkpoint,” Fajardo added.
(That’s all including those who were caught in police operations and apprehended in the checkpoints.
On Tuesday, 893 gun ban violators were reported.
The Commission on Elections has set the gun ban for the national and local elections from January 9 until June 8, 2022.
Violators may face jail time of one year up to six years, disqualification to hold public office, and deprivation of the right to vote. However, regular officers, members, and agents of several agencies are exempted from the gun ban.
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