Gun ban during Masskara Festival takes effect in 20 days
Aiming for zero major crime incidents during the 40th Masskara Festival, the BCPO has suspended the permit to carry firearms for 20 days. Starting October 15, gun owners are not permitted to carry firearms outside of their residences . This will be enforced not just in the festival sites but in the entire city, and it will take effect from 8 a.m. of October 8 until 8 a.m. of October 27.
The order stated that only members of the PNP, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and other law enforcement agencies performing official duties and in agency-prescribed uniforms are permitted to carry firearms.
People reminded to dispose waste responsibly
After the Masskara Festival was launched, food kiosks are now seen anywhere in Bacolod City. Since it is expected that cleanliness during the festival sites will be a challenge, Bacolod City officials especially Mayor Evelio Leonardia asked the public to responsibly dispose their wastes. They also reminded kiosk owners to immediately clean up their waste once the festival period is over . Since this year’s festivities will run until October 27, Councilor Cindy Rojas said the policy of “Clean as You Go” shall be followed.
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