ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog recently served a notice declaring all offices of the City Government "firearm-free zones."

Any person, whether city employee or visitor, is prohibited from intentionally carrying a firearm, openly or concealed, while on the premises of any City Government office or at the lobby of the City Mayor's Office.

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Mabilog said any person is also prohibited from introducing or attempting to introduce a firearm into or upon the premises or any area of the City Hall, which is located at the third floor of Robinsons Place Iloilo.

He said all permits to carry firearms (PTC-FOR) outside of their residence issued by the Philippine National Police chief are subject to four conditions: permit to carry firearms outside of residence is non-transferable; firearm must not be displayed or exposed to public viewing; shall not be brought inside the public drinking and amusement places and all other commercial or public establishments; and the unexpired license or authority to possess the firearm must always be carried with the permit.

Expired licenses must be renewed.

Mabilog also enjoined the public to immediately call the police if they notice any person roaming around the offices violating the guidelines and notice.

The police hotlines are: 337-0400 - Icpo, 337-9022 - PNP Iloilo City proper, 329-3912 - PNP Jaro, 321-2355 - PNP Mandurriao, 338-3867 - ICMG, 329-0904 - PNP La Paz, 337-9502 - PNP Molo, and 337-9593 - PNP Arevalo. (Lydia C. Pendon)