PRO2 reports election gun ban violators in Cagayan Valley
Cabagan, Isabela (27 May) -- The Police Regional Office-Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (PRO2-RIDMD) based in Cagayan reported yesterday (May 25) election gun ban violators for the period January 10, 2010 - May 16, 2010 during the 2nd quarter regular Regional Development Council- Committee on Development Administration (RDC-CODA) meeting.
In a report presented by Police Chief Inspector James Nalliw, there were 192 persons arrested for the period and 141 firearms (high and low -power) were confiscated.
Of the total violators, 92 cases were filed in court while 23 are under investigation.
Cagayan province has the highest violators with a total of 93 followed by the province of Isabela with 44, Santiago City with 27, Quirino 16, Nueva Vizcaya 12 while Batanes has none.
Most violators are civilians, some are members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and government officials.
P/CI Nalliw of PRO2 said that the data of election gun ban violators this May 10 elections is lesser compared to last 2007 elections.
Nalliw said that the PNP is contemplating to continue the total gun ban even the election gun ban set by Comelec on June 9, 2010 because of the good result of implementing a total gun ban this election period. # m. g. edale, jr. (PIA Isabela) [top]