The Philippine National Police (PNP) has enforced a gun ban in Bacoor City ahead of the plebiscite in the city on July 29.
The Cavite police will enforce the gun ban, which was mandated by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) until August 5.
According to Resolution No. 10917, the plebiscite is to merge and reduce the number of barangays from 49 to 23 under Bacoor City Ordinance No. 275-2023.
During the plebiscite period, carrying, transporting, or displaying firearms or other lethal weapons, organizing or maintaining strike forces, suspending local elective officials, and transferring or detailing officers and employees in the civil service are not allowed.
Together with Comelec representatives, members of the Bacoor Police conducted checkpoints in strategic local areas.
Col. Christopher Olazo, Cavite police provincial director, advised motorist to prepare their vehicle’s registration and driver’s license to avoid long lines.