Police intensify campaign vs loose firearms

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm 

BACOLOD CITY, Nov. 12 — Two loose firearms were surrendered to the police in Toboso town and Escalante City in northern Negros Occidental.

The surrender is part of the aggressive campaign on loose firearms of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office.

Arcelor Baynosa, of Sitio Tigub, Barangay Salamanca, Toboso surrendered a homemade shotgun with cartridge while Ermon Damalerio of Barangay Udtongan in Escalante City his homemade caliber 38 revolver, said Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr., NOPPO public information officer.

Meantime, a hand grenade was endorsed to the local Philippine National Police (PNP) station through Police Superintendent Antonietto Canete by Kagawad Romeo Gorge, 48, of Purok 2 in Barangay Sarait in Himamaylan City.

The grenade was found in a riverbank sometime last October, Canete said.

PNP provincial director Police Senior Superintendent Manuel Felix has issued directives to the 31 local police chiefs and four Provincial Mobile Group directors to exert efforts in the accounting of unregistered guns and unrenewed firearm licenses in the province.

NOPPO will also conduct aggressive operations against firearms holders who won't avail of the extended Firearms General Firearms Amnesty program which will end on Nov. 30 to ensure a peaceful and orderly 2010 elections. (PNA)

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