The PNP said that the
JRSCD is headed by the COMELEC Regional Director and that the PNP and
AFP are members.
Supervisor, Atty Corazon Montallana, who was also a panellist in
Monday’s presscon confirmed Hubilla’s announcements and added some
more information as to the preparation for the incoming elections.
Montallana added that
starting January 10, said to be the start of the election period,
until June 9, 2010 total gun ban will also be imposed.
She also cited that
despite exemptions for
PNP personnel and other security providing agencies the same people should
also seek prior permission in writing.
offered that PNP and AFP personnel carrying firearms must be in
uniform, while those that do not wear uniform like PDEA or NBI must
display their IDs conspicuously.
There are at least 30
government agencies that are authorized to bear firearms but they too
have to submit the list of their personnel authorized to bear
Reacting to the
question as to who may seek security from among the candidates,
Hubilla informed that only mayoralty candidates and up.
He qualified though
that some candidates requesting security could be given once they have
assessed the situation surrounding the threat and are convinced of the
veracity of the claim.
During the election
period, all PNP chiefs will be under the command of the Comelec.
Campaign period for
local positions start on March 26, 2010, COMELEC said.