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Permits to carry firearm suspended in Manila

Andre Dizon
Manila Police District (MPD) chief PBGen. Andre Dizon announces the rules that will be implemented during the Feast of the Black Nazarene celebrations. (JERRY S. TAN)

Manila Police District (MPD) Director PBGen. Andre Dizon announced that the carrying of firearms in the entire city of Manila will not be allowed from January 6 to January 9, 2023.

Dizon said that all permits to carry firearm outside residence (PTCFOR) are suspended in view of the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, as all activities related to it begin January 6.

The MPD chief also advised the public against bringing and using umbrellas, since only transparent raincoats will be allowed.

Too, no backpacks are allowed and face masks are required in what is expected to be a well-attended event where there is the possibility that physical distancing may not be appropriately observed.

Dizon though, advised that the basic minimum health protocols still be observed, including social distancing, even if the events are to be held in open air.

While there are no threats detected concerning the events, Dizon assured that the MPD is not letting its guard down and will still implement the highest level of protection for the security and safety of devotees.

He advised those who will attend the events to avoid bringing children and wearing jewelry.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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