Police Regional Office 3 has activated a total of 169 checkpoints in Central Luzon on Sunday midnight as election period begins.
Police Regional Director PBGen. Matthew Baccay said about 1,300 personnel were deployed for police interdiction operations and gun ban violators.
Baccay urged the public to cooperate with authorities at checkpoints.
He assured that police personnel will observe policies and procedures, and will uphold their basic rights.
During checkpoint, motorists are advised to Slow Down; Dim their headlights and turn on their cabin lights and answer promptly if asked by police authorities.
“I have also reminded our personnel to be courteous to motorists and to adhere to general guidelines prescribed in our Revised Police Operational Procedures,” he said.
The carrying of firearms, other deadly weapons, and explosives as well as its transportation is strictly prohibited from the start of the election period on January 9 until its end on June 8.
Stricter penalties ranging from 1 to 12-year imprisonment will be meted to all violators. (CLJD-PIA 3)