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BSKE gun ban starts August 28

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) -- The gun ban in view of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will start on August 28 and will end on November 29 this year.

"Effectivity of all licensed firearms registration and Permit To Carry Outside Residence are suspended unless an exception is secured from the Commission," said Commission on Elections (COMELEC) 6 Regional Election Director lawyer Dennis Ausan during an interaction with some Capiz mediamen here.

COMELEC 6 Regional Election Director lawyer Dennis Ausan

COMELEC Resolution No. 10918, promulgated last May 17, 2023, prescribes the rules and regulations on the ban on the bearing, carrying or transporting of firearms or deadly weapons and employment, availment or engagement of the services of security personnel or bodyguards during the election period.

The poll body's top official in the region was in the city, August 3, for the 3rd quarter Provincial Election Supervisors of Western Visayas conference to discuss the BSKE preparations and updates.

"We will be doing the checkpoint in the first hour of the election period but we leave to the PNP the rest and succeeding check points as to when to 

schedule and where to conduct it," he noted, adding that Western Visayas is the most peaceful region during elections.

The COMELEC regional office will also lead the convening of the Regional Joint Security Control Center (RJSCC)on August 22 in Iloilo City to discuss security preparations and plans for the polls.

"After which, the JSCC at the provincial, city and municipal levels will also convene before the official start of the election period on August 28," he added.

The campaign period will be from October 19 to 28 and the election day will be on October 30.

"Barangay election has its own peculiarities and is highly emotional because of the area and the candidates coming from the same community," Ausan noted, adding that intense political rivalry, as a parameter for Election Watchlist Areas, will be determined after the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy.

"We will meet RJSCC to finalize the security plans after the filing of COC because, by then, we should know who are the candidates running for the barangay and SK positions," he added. (AGP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

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