PNP catches more gun ban violators in Region 10
by Henry D. Daquipel
Cagayan de Oro City (26 January) -- There are at least four (4) more gun ban violators accosted by the combined police and military forces in region 10, adding up to 22 arrests as of January 25, 2010.
The latest statistics from PNP regional office also showed a total of 19 firearms, four (4) bladed weapons and two (2) grenades confiscated by manned checkpoints which are strategically placed all over the region as the 150?day gun ban entered its fifteenth day this year.
Consolidated reports of the checkpoints conducted covering the period January 10 to 24, 2010 showed that the total number of checkpoints has reached 724 in various locations in Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and 10th Regional Public Safety Management Battalion (RPSMB).
COMELEC Resolution No. 8714 prohibits anyone except the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and other law enforcement agencies who are under direct supervision by the Philippine Army to carry firearms or any deadly weapons like pistols, knives, grenade and any explosives especially in public places. This resolution took effect on January 10, 2010 and will remain enforced until June 9, 2010. (PIA-10) [top]