The Philippine National Police has announced the suspension of all "Permits to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence" (PTCFOR) in Metro Manila from November 16-20, 2015 in connection with the holding of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit 2015 Leaders Meeting.
PNP Chief Director General Ricardo C Marquez said this is part of the security preparations to ensure safety of the delegates and their families who will attend the said event.
“Only the members of the PNP, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and other Law Enforcement Agencies who are performing official duties and in agency-prescribed uniforms will be allowed to carry firearms," he added.
The PNP also warned those who would be caught carrying guns on the said dates will face criminal charges, penalty of prision correctional (6 months and 1 day to 6 years), and a fine of Ten Thousand Pesos (Php10,000) as well as suspension or revocation of privilege to carry firearms as stated on Section 30 of R.A.10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition). (PNP-PIO)