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PIA Press Release
2009/10/26

PNP Caraga touts accomplishments in loose firearm campaign

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania and PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Butuan City (26 October) -- Following continuous campaign of PNP personnel against loose firearms, several unwanted firearms have been turned over to the nearest Police Station or drop in designated drop boxes in every municipality.

Holders of unlicensed firearm have also availed of the firearms amnesty from October 01 to 31, 2009. PNP accomplishment on loose firearms includes the following.

On October 21, 2009 at 10:00 in the morning, Arthur Grana, Barangay Captain of San Pablo, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte voluntarily surrendered to Jabonga Municipal Police Station six units homemade shotgun and one unit cal.38 revolver (paltik). The firearms were recovered from the Drop Box at Barangay Magdagooc, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. The firearms are now under the custody of Jabonga Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Barangay Captain Roger Nanol of Barangay Aclan, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte turned-over two units of caliber.38 revolver without serial number to PSI Robertito Delo Pere, Chief of Police (COP) of Nasipit Municipal Police Station around 11:00 O'clock in the morning of October 22, 2009.

At 12:30 in the afternoon of same date, a certain Allan Guzman, of legal age and a resident of Barangay Poblacion 1, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte turned-over his caliber.38 revolver without serial number to the above mentioned COP. Surrendered firearms are now in custody of Nasipit Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

One unit of improvised caliber.22 rifle was retrieved by personnel of Claver Municipal Police Station from their drop box at around 4:00 O'clock in the afternoon on October 22, 2009. The firearm is now under the custody of Claver Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At 4:30 in the afternoon, PNP personnel of Surigao del Norte PPO upon opening the Drop Box for Unwanted Firearms retrieve five units cal.22 revolver (Magnum); 23 units cal.38 revolver (long barrel) and one unit improvised shotgun all with defaced markings and no serial numbers.

PNP elements of Surigao City Police Station also retrieve eight units cal.38 revolver with defaced serial number; one unit homemade shotgun and one unit cal.3516 from their Drop Box for Unwanted Firearms. The firearms are now under the custody of Surigao City Police Station.

On October 23, 2009 at 5:30 in the morning, PNP personnel of Santiago Municipal Police Station conducted retrieval/inspection of the Drop Box for Unwanted Firearms placed at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Tagbuyacan, Santiago, Agusan del Norte and were able to recover one unit cal.357 revolver without serial number. The firearm is now under the custody of Magallanes Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At about 6:00 O'clock in the morning of October 23, 2009, personnel of Socorro Municipal Police Station retrieved from their drop box one unit homemade shotgun, while at 8:00 O'clock in the morning of same date, one unit homemade shotgun was retrieved by personnel of Bacuag Municipal Police Station from their drop box.

Also, at 8:00 in the morning, one unit cal.38 revolver without serial number was retrieved by PNP elements of Gigaquit Municipal Police Station, Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte from their Firearms Drop Box. The firearm is now under the custody of Gigaquit Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. One unit cal.38 revolver with serial number 07255 was also retrieved by elements of Sta Monica Municipal Police Station, Sta Monica, Surigao del Norte from their Drop Box for Unwanted firearms on the same time and date. The firearm is now deposited at Sta Monica Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At 9:00 in the morning of the same date, two units of homemade shotguns without serial number were retrieved by elements of Mainit Municipal Police Station, Mainit, Surigao del Norte. The firearms are now under the custody of Mainit Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At around 11:00 am, Magallanes Municipal Police Station recovered one unit homemade shotgun from their Drop Box for Unwanted Firearm. The firearm is now under the custody of Magallanes Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

On the other hand, at around 3:00 O'clock in the afternoon of same date, personnel of San Isidro Municipal Police Station were able to retrieved from their drop box for unwanted firearms three units of caliber.38 revolvers with defaced serial number and one unit improvised shotgun (Sumpak). Said firearms are now under the custody of the respective Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

On October 24, 2009 at around 8:00 O'clock in the morning, personnel of Sta. Monica Municipal Police Station was able to retrieved from their drop box one unit caliber.38 revolver with defaced serial number. At about 9:00 O'clock in the morning of same date, one unit caliber.38 revolver was retrieved by personnel of San Benito Municipal Police Station from their drop box of unwanted firearms. At the same time, personnel of Malimono Municipal Police Station retrieved from their drop box one unit caliber.22 rifle and one unit homemade shotgun with defaced serial number.

Meanwhile, at 3:00 O'clock in the afternoon of same date, personnel of Butuan City Police Station (BCPS) 4 were able to retrieved eight units of homemade shotgun and one (1) unit homemade caliber.22 revolver. Said firearms are now in custody of the concerned Police Station for proper disposition.

PNP arrests wanted person

A certain Nathaniel O. Gubaton, of legal age, married, fisherman and a resident of Sitio Sta. Ines, Barangay Catangnan, General Luna, Surigao del Norte was arrested by personnel of General Luna Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Ramil Polvorosa. Said suspect was arrested on October 23, 2009 at around 10:30 in the morning at the above-mentioned place by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon. Evangeline S. Yuipco-Bayana, Executive Judge, RTC Branch 31, Dapa, Suirgao del Norte for violation of R.A. 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children) docketed under criminal case number 09-82 with recommended bailbond of PhP 24,000.00.

Arrested person was now detained at Surigao del Norte Provincial Jail Sub-Office, Dapa, Surigao del Norte for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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