Police forces were ordered to strictly implement the gun ban in the National Capital Region (NCR) starting Monday, June 27.
Police Maj. Gen. Valeriano De Leon, director for Operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP), also reminded the public, especially the gun owners, to strictly follow the suspension of the Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence (PTCFOR), which is in effect until July 2 in Metro Manila, in order to prevent being arrested and charged.
The gun ban implementation is part of the security measures for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on June 30 at the National Museum.
De Leon said part of the gun ban implementation is the directive to all PNP units in Metro Manila to intensify their intelligence-monitoring in running after criminal elements and threat groups.
“Our goal is to ensure that these people and groups will be denied any opportunity to strike,” said De Leon.
De Leon also warned that he would personally monitor the implementation of the gun ban in order to ensure that all the violators would be punished accordingly.
While the PNP has not monitored any serious threat to the inauguration of Marcos on June 30 at the National Museum, De Leon said they are not lowering their guard and will continuously validate any report.
De Leon said they have already laid down the security measures, including road closures and traffic rerouting, which started on Sunday, June 26, and are likewise constantly updating the measures to ensure a peaceful and orderly oath-taking event.
On Tuesday, the PNP will activate the Task Force Manila Shield. More checkpoints will be set up at all entry points into the City of Manila.