candidates versus gun ban
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Elections Provincial Supervisor Jessie Suarez yesterday warned candidates for the May 2010 polls, especially their armed security contingents, to strictly comply with the total gun ban that takes effect from January 10 to June 9, or face charges.
He said they should apply now with the COMELEC office in Manila , if they wish to secure permits to have two armed uniformed policemen, and two additional security guards, if the need warrants, during the election period.
Those caught bringing firearms in public places and at checkpoints without the necessary COMELEC permit will be arrested and prosecuted, regardless of stature, without fear or favor, Suarez said.