Police officers stop a motorist at a checkpoint in Cebu province. (Image: Samboan Police Station, Cebu PPO, PRO 7)
Locals and tourists can expect increased police visibility in public areas in Cebu this October. The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be setting up more checkpoints to enforce the gun ban even with the suspension of the barangay elections until May 2018.
The gun ban and other poll-related prohibitions will be implemented starting Oct. 1. There will be at least one Commissions on Elections (COMELEC) checkpoint in each city or municipality.
Senior Supt. Joel Doria, the chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has asked the public to cooperate with policemen at checkpoints.