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AFP, PNP has order to shoot drones in no fly-zones on election period

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Published         8 May , 2016      9:53 am          131 views.

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A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. Photo credit- Wikipedia/ US airforce.

These areas are no-fly zones during #election2016 as the Armed forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police has order to enforce and shoot down drones.

The Civil Aviation Administration of the Philippines has identified and declared three areas in Metro Manila as no-fly zones during and after the May 9 national and local elections.

The areas specifically identified with inclusive dates and time schedules include: Intramuros, Manila – Effective May 9, 8:00 a.m. until May 31, 8:00 a.m., Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) – Effective May 9, 8:00 a.m. until May 15, 8:00 a.m., House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa complex – Effective May 23, 8:00 a.m. until June 30, 8:00 a.m.

The CAAP received the order from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to declare the airspace over identified areas as no-fly zones for all kinds of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles and rotary aircraft.

This is in line with the conduct of the national and local elections on May 9 and the subsequent canvasing of votes that will be done in these places.

All forms of unmanned aerial vehicles, drones and rotary aircraft without clearance from the CAAP are ordered to stay clear of the said areas.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police will strictly enforce the no-fly zone and will shoot down all unnamed aerial vehicles in all these areas on sight.

The public is strongly encouraged to report sighted UAVs and drones in these areas.

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