Comelec now granting gun ban exemptions

December 02, 2018
James Jimenez

THE Commission on Elections last Saturday started accepting applications for gun ban exemption.

Director James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson, said applicants may apply for Certificate of Authority at the office of the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Personnel at the Comelec main office in Intramuros.

He added applications will be entertained until May 29, 2019.

The Comelec earlier announced that the gun ban will be from January 13 to June 12, 2019.

Jimenez said it would be prohibited to carry or transport weapons and firearms during the election period for the May 2019 elections.

However, under Comelec Resolution No. 10446, some persons and entities may be qualified for exemption from the gun ban.

Jimenez said that unless properly covered by the Certificate of Authority, any permit to carry weapons outside an individual's residence or place of business will be ineffective during the election period.