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BJMP-12 joins shooting competition in Davao

General Santos City (18 October) -- J/Ssupt Emmanuel T Sicio, BJMP-12 Regional Director, led an eight-man shooting team to participate in the 1st J/CSSUPT Antonio Cabil Cruz Cup held at Gold Cup Outdoor Range in Maa, Davao City recently.

The competition was an IPSC-PPSA Level 1 Sanction Match which was scheduled last October 7, 8 and 11, 2006 and was hosted by BJMP11. The first two days of the competition was a challenge between civilian or regular shooters and the lawman/military category which includes organic and active members of PNP, BJMP, NBI, LTO, BOC, BI, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Airforce and Philippine Coast Guard. The last day of the match was an all-BJMP shooters challenge wherein Jail Bureau personnel from different regions are the participants.

Team BJMP12, amidst budgetary limitations and preparation time constraints, managed to successfully complete the five courses of fire prepared by the host. SSUPT SICIO, the team captain, bagged the championship trophy in the Regional Directors’ Match - Production Category. BJMP12 had also participated in the team versus team fun-shoot and had won over the team from Davao but eventually lost to the NCR shooters.

Meanwhile, SINSP Marlon Robles, the assistant team captain of BJMP12 contingent said the teams’ overall performance is not bad for beginners or first-time shooters, “All we need is some polishing of techniques thru practice to be more competitive”, he added.

According to Robles, after the shooting match he was instructed by the BJMP12 regional director to facilitate the establishment of a shooting range in the outer compound of General Santos City Jail with a safety course of fire for close quarter battle training and for the shooting team members to practice for future shooting competition.

The cup was organized by BJMP with the aim of developing proficiency among BJMP personnel in the handling of their issued firearms at the same time enhance the friendly and cooperative relationship with the military and other law enforcement agencies. (PIA) [top]

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