COMELEC to Conduct Special Voter Registration for Marawi City. Resolution No. Website is maintained by the COMELEC Information Technology. Resolution No. dated 13 September entitled “GUIDELINES ON THE FILING OF CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY IN CONNECTION. RULES AND REGULATIONS ON: (1) THE BAN ON BEARING, CARRYING OR TRANSPORTING OF FIREARMS OR OTHER DEADLY.

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Accused answered in the affirmative. Implicitly, the bearing of arms by such person within the immediate vicinity of his place of work is not prohibited and does not require prior written approval from the Commission. Gregorio, Fundamentals of Criminal Law Review 10 Each Commission en bane may promulgate its own rules concerning pleadings and practice before it reslution before any of its offices.

Under BP and RAit is unlawful for any person to bear, carry, or transport firearms or other deadly weapons in public places during the election period, even if otherwise licensed to do so, unless authorized in writing by the COMELEC. Section of the Omnibus Election Code provides: Provided comelwc when in the possession of firearms, they are: The team proceeded to Barangay Danlugan, arriving thereat at 8: Who Resokution Bear Firearms.

Comeleec petitioner insists that the prosecution should have produced the mission order constituting the checkpoint, and invokes Aniag, Jr. This prohibition shall not apply to cashiers and disbursing officers while in the performance of their duties or to persons who by nature of their official duties, profession, business or occupation habitually carry large sums of money or valuables.

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Rule III thereof contains a comprehensive list of persons required to obtain written authority from the COMELEC to bear, carry, and transport firearms outside his place or residence or business. Within this period pertinent election laws take course to be effective.

However, Section s also lays down exceptions to this rule and states that the general prohibition shall not apply in three instances: Members of the Commission on Elections, directors and lawyers in the main office of the commission, desolution election directors, assistant regional election directors, chiefs-of-staff of the offices of the chairman and commissioners, provincial election supervisors, regional attorneys and election officers, and organic security officers of the Commission on Elections.

For the proper guidance of all concerned and everybody is enjoined to strictly comply with the above rules and regulations. Section 13 of RA states: For those who will comelc for authority for the employment, availment or engagement of security personnel and body guardthe following are required.


Thus, for failure of the prosecution to prove beyond reasonable doubt that petitioner was carrying a firearm without prior authority, license comdlec permit, the latter must be exculpated from criminal liability under P. Provided, farther, That in the last case prior written approval of the Commission shall be obtained.

Such proceeds and instruments or tools shall be confiscated and forfeited in favor of the Government, unless they be the property of a third person not liable for the offense, but those articles which are not subject of lawful commerce shall be destroyed. After the prosecution presented its evidence, [the] accused filed a Demurrer to Evidence with Motion to Dismiss supra, pp.

At best they would merely direct their flashlights inside the cars they would stop, without opening the cars doors or subjecting its passengers to a body search.

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The application shall be made in the name of the juridical person represented by its President or any of its officers mentioned below as duly authorized in a board resolution to that effect: Name and contact number of the protective security agency to which the proposed security personnel and body guard is affiliated. Hereunder is the rules and regulations quoted word for word from said Comelec Resolution No. Besides, petitioner did not present any evidence to prove its allegation that the amounts collected are exorbitant or unreasonable.

Incumbent Members of the House of Representatives and Provincial Governors, whether or not running – for re-election or for another elective office, whose regular security complement have been provided by Officers or Members of the PNP, AFP, NBI or other Government Law Enforcement Agencies for at least one 1 year at the time of the promulgation – of this Resolution, shall be allowed to retain the services of the officers or members of said government – agencies, – provided, that, said public officials shall be allowed to retain the services of a maximum of two 2 currently detailed officers or members of said law enforcement government agencies.

The election period in was from January 10 until June 8,or a total of only days. Solayaosupra note 22 at In Criminal Case No. So too must this Court uphold the validity of the checkpoint.

According to petitioner, in issuing Resolution No. The requirement of written authority to carry, possess, and transport firearms applies even to public officials, members of the PNP and AFP, security personnel of foreign diplomatic corps, cashiers, disbursing officers, or persons who habitually carry large sums of money, among others.

The non-impairment clause under Section 10, Article III of the Constitution is limited in application to laws that derogate from prior acts or contracts by enlarging, abridging or in any manner changing the intention of the parties. It is a reasonable charge for the issuance of the permit to private individuals. Notably, the language of RA and its implementing rules is not so restrictive as to prohibit other government agencies from imposing additional restrictions relating to the conduct of business by PSAs and PSSPs under special circumstances.


On this point, the petitioner failed to present any form of such authority, and, therefore, his conviction must be affirmed.

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It shall be headed by Hon. Firearms stationed in armored trucks are exempted provided they are duly licensed agency-issued firearms and being used during the regular course of business of the security agencies. Provided, further, That all the firearms mentioned herein shall be carried by the watchman or security guard only during his tour of duty in proper unifonn within the compound of the establishment except when he escorts big amounts of cash or valuables in and out of said compound.

Given the circumstances, and the evidence adduced, is not the petitioner entitled to an acquittal, if not on the ground that the prosecution failed to prove guilt beyond co,elec doubt, on the ground of reasonable doubt itself. Every penalty imposed for the commission of fesolution felony shall carry with it the forefeiture of the proceeds of the crime and the instruments or tools with which it was committed. The equal protection clause, therefore, does not preclude classification of individuals who may be accorded different treatment under the law as long as the classification is reasonable and not arbitrary.

A perusal of Section s in its entirety would show that, as a rule, the bearing of arms by a member of security or police organization of a government office or of a privately owned security agency outside the immediate vicinity of one’s place of work is prohibited.

Under Section 3, Rule 64 of the Rules of Court, a certiorari petition must be filed within 30 days from notice of a resolution. Last Sunday, 13 people, including lawmen and an environmentalist, were killed in what police said was a shootout at a checkpoint in Quezon province.

Under said provision, it is explicit that even if the accused can prove that he is holding a valid license to possess such firearm, this circumstance by itself cannot exculpate him from criminal liability. Section 5 of Resolution No. Incumbent public officers, in case of employment, availment or engagement of security personnel and body guard.