TACLOBAN CITY-With the start of the election period at midnight of January 9, 2022, Comelec (Commission on Elections) checkpoints will be established as part of the implementation of the gun ban to ensure peaceful and orderly National and Local Elections on May 9, 2022.

The checkpoints will be established in strategic areas of every cities and towns which will be manned by a regular member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the Philippine National Police who will wear complete service uniform.

Checkpoints shall be placed in a well-lit area and shall bear a 3×4 feet signboard visible for the motorist as they approach the checkpoints.

The kick-off activity will be attended by Comelec, AFP, and PNP personnel on the midnight of January 9, 2022.

Comelec Resolution No. 10741 which was promulgated on December 16, mandates the establishment of checkpoints as it prohibits the bearing, carrying, and transporting of firearms and other deadly weapons. (PR)