election gun ban - updates

Rappler's latest stories on election gun ban


Hired killers strike in Ilocos Sur and Abra just before gun ban

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Two are killed in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, and another one in Pilar, Abra, days before the gun ban's start on January 13

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Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

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Filing of candidacies, gun ban as barangay, SK election period kicks off

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:18 PM

One punong barangay, 7 kagawads, one Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson, and 7 SK members will be elected in each barangay on May 14

COC FILING. Aspirants to barangay and SK positions crowd the Comelec-Manila office as they file their Certificates of Candidacy (COC) on the first day, April 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cops should always carry their guns, even when off-duty, says PNP chief

Mar 23, 2018 - 7:41 PM

To prevent crimes, the PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa wants policemen to carry their guns at all times, even when they are off-duty and in civilian clothes

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Gun ban for 2017 barangay, SK polls begins September 23

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Meanwhile the filing of certificates of candidacy for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan bets will be from September 23 to 30

GUN BAN. The Comelec schedules a gun ban in relation to the October 23 barangay and SK elections.

Palace: 3,500 arrested so far for gun ban violations

May 01, 2016 - 2:32 PM

Malacañang assures the public that security forces are capable enough to prevent election related violence especially in the coming days

Metro cops arrest 74 for violating gun ban

Jan 22, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Police Director Joel Pagdilao also reminds cops to observe Comelec guidelines in checkpoints

CHECKPOINT. Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista (3rd from right) joins PNP Chief Ricardo Marquez (left) on Saturday, January 9, during the ceremonial opening of the Comelec checkpoints along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Joel Liporada/Rappler

#AnimatED: Enforcing the gun ban

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Killing pre election violence goes beyond reining in firearms

Comelec: Jan 10 is start of election period, gun ban

Jan 10, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The nationwide gun ban and other election related bans will last until June 8 2016

CHECKPOINT. Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista (3rd from right) joins PNP Chief Ricardo Marquez (left) on Saturday, January 9, during the ceremonial opening of the Comelec checkpoints along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Joel Liporada/Rappler

What are not allowed when election period starts January 10

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:10 PM

The election period comes a month earlier this year For the 2016 the Comelec also totally disallows private individuals from applying for a gun ban exemption

Comelec resets gun ban as SK election period shortened

Jan 22, 2015 - 8:18 AM

UPDATED The gun ban will now be enforced from February 6 to March 2 Comelec s move is in response to recent developments about a possible postponement of the February SK polls

Election period for 2015 SK polls begins January 22

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:20 PM

The gun ban and other election related bans will be enforced in connection with the February 21 Sangguniang Kabataan polls

Abra lawmaker's secretary shot

May 08, 2013 - 1:50 PM

The personal secretary of Abra Rep Joy Valera Bernos was injured after she was shot late Monday evening

Bulacan village chief shot dead

May 05, 2013 - 4:09 PM

A pair of armed men riding a motorcycle killed a village chief and wounded another in Barangay Poblacion

Abra top gun ban violator in CAR

May 05, 2013 - 10:26 AM

25 out of 57 gun ban violation cases recorded in the Cordillera Administrative Region came from Abra an election hot spot

2,900 guns, weapons seized at poll checkpoints

May 04, 2013 - 4:03 PM

The Philippine National Police PNP has arrested nearly 3 000 individuals for violating the election gun ban

2 men arrested in Pangasinan for violating gun ban

Mar 29, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Suspects were caught in the towns of Umingan and San Jacinto There were no indications their acts were election related

Gun ban? 12 high-powered firearms seized in Marawi

Jan 24, 2013 - 6:31 PM

The PNP says it has already arrested 154 people for violating the gun ban

5-month gun ban: Who's allowed to be armed?

Jan 15, 2013 - 3:24 PM

There are 38 government offices and kinds of private organizations classified into 4 groups whose members are allowed to carry guns

Rappler Newscast | January 10, 2013

Jan 10, 2013 - 8:49 PM

President Aquino wants to be exempted from the election gun ban The University of Santo Tomas cancels a forum for senatorial candidates after finding out pro RH politicians are in the panel Google chair Eric Schmidt urges North Korea to open Internet access