CAMP VICENTE LIM: The Philippine National Police on Tuesday suspended the permit to carry firearms outside of residence during the Palarong Pambansa in Laguna. Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon (Calabarzon) Regional Director Chief Supt. Jesus Gatchalian said the suspension to be implemented from April 28 to May 16 aims to ensure the safety of athletes, officials and visitors during the tournament. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Allan Purisima said only PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines members and other law enforcement agencies who are on duty and in agency-prescribed uniforms will be allowed to carry firearms. The directive will be implemented through the Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS) which includes the conduct of checkpoints, LOI SITA, Oplan Bakal, mobile and foot patrols, and other police security operations in coordination with government agencies and local government units.