Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zamboanga solon's aide nabbed for violating gun ban

DIPOLOG CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 28, 2010-) - Philippine police have arrested a security aide of a congressman for violating a strict the gun ban in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province in Mindanao, government media reported on Thursday.

The Philippine Information Agency said policemen seized a .45-caliber pistol from Albert Hanio, an alleged bopdyguard of Zamboanga Sibugay Congressman Romeo Jalosjos Jr. It said Hanio did not have any gun permits from the Commission on Elections.

The poll body banned the carrying of firearms because of of the village polls. The ban took effect on September 25 and ends on November 10.

Even policemen and soldiers are banned from carrying their weapons unless they are on duty. (With a report from Becky de Asis)

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