Gun ban in Central Visayas from Jan. 5 to 20

The Permit To Carry Firearms Outside Residence (PTCFOR) will be suspended in the entire Central Visayas from January 5 to 20, 2023.

Police Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., Philippine National Police Chief, approved the request of Cebu City Police Office to suspend the PTCFOR.

The suspension is part of strict security measures for the Sinulog festival and a Hubo Mass that will be held at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. (AYB)