PNP: Election gun ban violations breach 100 mark, more shootings recorded

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The number of gun ban violations related to the ongoing election period breached the 100 mark as of Monday, one week after the gun ban went into effect—but shooting incidents continued, with a Manila village councilor being among the latest victims.

Law enforcers were among the violators, even as at least two suspected violators had been killed in incidents related to the gun ban, radio dzBB's Sam Nielsen reported.

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Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. was quoted in the report as saying they will be stricter in implementing the gun ban in the coming weeks as the elections draw closer.

The report cited PNP figures indicating that of the 100 violators, 95 were civilians, four were government officials, while one was a member of the military.

It said two were killed in incidents related to the enforcement of the gun ban.

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Cerbo said the PNP will not stop implementing the ban, adding they expect the number of violations to go up as Election Day nears.

Under the election gun ban that started last Jan. 13 and lasts until June 12, only law enforcers on duty and in full uniform are allowed to carry firearms outside their homes.

During the election period, permits to carry firearms outside residence are suspended.

Manila village councilor shot

However, more shooting incidents were recorded during the run-up to the elections.

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On Monday night, dzBB's Rodil Vega reported a village councilor, initially identified as Alfred Elnido, 36, was shot by an unidentified gunman at Gate 17 in Area D of Parola Compound in Tondo.

Elnido was a kagawad (councilor) of Barangay 20, Zone 2, District 1 in Manila.

Investigation showed the victim was standing near Gate 17 when a man described as wearing a brown jacket and bull cap approached him and then shot him. —KG, GMA News

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