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Comelec chair can grant gun ban exemptions

/ 04:50 AM April 12, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines — By a split 4-3 vote, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave Election Chair Saidamen Pangarungan the power to solely grant gun ban exemptions and to place so-called areas of concern under Comelec control.

In a resolution dated April 6 but announced on Monday, the poll body also amended its rules on the election gun ban passed last November.

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The poll body automatically exempted from the ban senior government officials and two security aides each, and officers of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Comelec.

—DONA Z. PAZZIBUGAN

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