The gun ban for this year’s MassKara Festival in Bacolod City is on.
Police Lt. Col. Ariel Pico, Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson, said yesterday that all permits to carry firearm outside of residence (PTCFOR) are suspended for the 40th MassKara Festival.
The 20-day gun ban took effect starting 8 a.m. yesterday, to 8 a.m. on October 27, Pico said.
“Only members of the Philippine National Police, 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,” Pico said.
He said violators will face charges for illegal possession of firearm and the gun ban.
Meanwhile, Joedem Casabuena of Brgy. Estefania and Ronelo Mabilog of Brgy. Bata won last night at the start of the 2nd Congressman Greg Gasataya “Face Off: Choreographers’ Showdown” at the Bacolod public plaza and the Bacolod Government Center, respectively.
Casabuena won in west public plaza while Mabilog triumphed in the east at the BGC, a press release from the festival organizer said.
Casabuena prevailed over Alex John Calumba of Handumanan, while Mabilog defeated Agustin Seban of Brgy. 12.
Tonight, Reylan Delicano of Brgy. 5 will battle it out against Jao Pastrana of Brgy. 4 in the west (plaza), while Robert Ruiz of Brgy. 3 will go against Raymond Cabrillos of Brgy. 39 in the east (BGC).
Gasataya attended the start of the showdown, that is one of the highlights of the Ruby MassKara celebration, the press release added.*
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