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  • Gun ban enforced in Davao City for Kadayawan culminating activities

THE GUN ban will effectively start in Davao City at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, as part of the police efforts to secure the 38th Kadayawan Festival.

The Davao City Police Office received the memorandum signed by PNP Chief General Benjamin Acorda suspending all permits to carry firearms outside of residence (PTCFOR). The order will be lifted at 12 midnight on Aug. 25. 

With the memorandum, only law enforcers and Armed Forces of the Philippines members are allowed to carry their weapons.

More than 20,000 members of the security cluster have been deployed to provide security for the Kadayawan Festival.

The Davao City Police Office contributed most of the total 23,054 law enforcers with augmentation from the Police Regional Office XI, Task Force Davao, Joint Task Force Haribon, Davao Coast Guard, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency XI, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group- Davao City Field Unit, and the Regional Mobile Unit.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Fire and Protection XI, City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office, Civil Security Unit XI, City Transport and Traffic Management Office, City Environment and Natural Resources, City Health Office, Davao City Overland Transport Terminal, and the Public Safety and Security Office also sent their respective teams as support.


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