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COMELEC Resolution No. 10728 

This pertains to a COMELEC resolution enumerating the rules and regulations on the ban, bearing, carrying, and transportation of firearms has been released by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), which will take effect during the election period.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10728, the election period will be from Jan. 9, 2022 to June 8, 2022. It also covers the prohibition against availment or engagement of the services of security personnel or bodyguards. The resolution will be enforcing Sections 32 and 33 of Republic Act No. 7166. 

Under the general provisions, it is stated that “No person shall bear, carry or transport firearms or deadly weapons outside his/ her residence or place of business, and in all public places, including any building, street, park, and in private vehicles or public conveyances, even if he/she is licensed or authorized to possess or to carry the same, unless authorized by the Commission, through the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Concerns (CBFSC), in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution.”

It is also stated that “No person shall employ, avail him/herself or engage the services of security personnel or bodyguards, whether or not such security personnel or bodyguards are regular members or officers of the PNP, AFP, other law enforcement agencies of the government or from a private security service provider, unless authorized by the Commission, through the CBFSC or the RJSCC in case of a TA-SD, in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution.”