NAGKAROON NG pagpupulong ang CBCP upang pag-usapan ang bagong batas tungkol sa pagdadala ng mga sandata ng mga kaparian. Ngunit nanindigan si Retired Lingayen Bishop Oscar Cruz na hindi maaaring magdala ang mga kaparian ng anumang mga sandata. Kahit sa ano mang mga paraan o kahit may panganib sa kanilang misyon. “This is because according to the Church, the Priest symbolizes Peace and Order, therefore, they should not be seen with a deadly weapon.”
Samantalang ang mga misyonaryong pari, diumano’y sa parte ng Mindanao ay napabalitang may mga sandata bilang proteksyon sa kanilang mga gawain sa pamamahagi ng ebanghelyo.
Under the new Republic Act No. 10591 or The Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, Priests are among those who are permitted to bring their licensed firearms at work without necessarily being “under actual threat”.
Below is Section 7 of the new gun law, which also lists other professions that have been given the same privilege. Sa Sec 7. Carrying of Firearms Outside or Place of Business – permit to carry firearms outside of residence shall be issued by the Chief of PNP or his/ her duly authorized representative to any qualified person whose life is under actual threat or his/her life in imminent danger due to the nature of his/ her profession, occupation or business.
It shall be burden of the applicant to prove that his/ her life under actual threat by submitting a threat assessment certificate from PNP. For a purpose of this Act. The following professionals are considered to be imminent danger due to nature of their profession occupation or business: (a) Members of Philippine bar; (b) Certified Public Accountants; (c) Accredited media practitioners; (d) Cashiers, Bank Tellers; (e) Priest, Ministers Rabbi, Imams; (f) Physicians and Nurses; (g) Engineers; and (h) businessmen. Who by the nature of their business or undertaking, are exposed to high risk of targets of criminal elements.
SAMANTALA, NARITO ang isang pananawagan ng isang mayor ng Butuan City:
Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. MD (Mayor Jun) CMO-PIO (Jan. 22, 2014): A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR JUN AMANTE Good day, dear friends. The TD AGATON has left but a new LPA is developing. And it has inflicted more damage and has affected more Butuanon lives than ever before… It has displaced more than 20,000 families and its complications may even persist for a few more days. The City Gov’t has already given several rounds of relief goods distribution together with the Congressional Office of Cong. Fortun, ABS-CBN, TV5, DSWD, PNP, PA, SDA, Equiparco, Madyaw Const., Fil-Chinese Chamber, and so many donor organizations and institutions and even families and friends. But the effects of flooding may persist for days to come. I certainly believe that this unifying moment can bring us much closer to still even work together and help one another. Please help our unfortunate families in times like this. They need hot meals like champorado, binignit or pospas which you can directly serve in the 94 evacuation sites, good rice, canned goods other than sardines, mineral water especially for kids, mats and blankets, slightly used clothes, milk for children, coffee and sugar, and most of all your love and prayers to sustain them through the storm. The city hall basement is open to receive your donations. My dear Butuanons, si Mayor Amante kini…daghan kaayong salamat. God bless Butuan!
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