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Confiscation, surrender of loose firearms seen to help minimize crime rate

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Police Regional Office Central Visayas (PRO-7) director Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo believes the seizure of loose firearms will be a huge help in minimizing criminality in the region, especially as the 2022 election draws near. This after personnel from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) accounted at least 130 unlicensed […] The post Confiscation, surrender of loose firearms seen to help minimize crime rate appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 2nd, 2021

NPA, militants supporters surrender loose guns

Supporters of New People’s Army rebels and Dawlah Islamiya members have turned over 42 assorted firearms to the military in Sarangani......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

CPPO exec: Cebu City cops in control, lesser need for civilians to carry guns here

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is a lesser need for civilian organizations to carry firearms here in Cebu City because police are in control of the peace and order situation, and the crime rate is still manageable. This was the assessment of Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director of operations of the Cebu City […] The post CPPO exec: Cebu City cops in control, lesser need for civilians to carry guns here appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

3 Lanao del Sur mayors surrender loose guns

Three town mayors in Lanao del Sur surrendered high-powered firearms on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Tawi-Tawi residents surrender loose firearms

Eight more unlicensed firearms were turned over to the military in Sitangkai Island, Tawi-Tawi over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2021

PNP to sustain ops as 3.6K nabbed in 6-month poll gun ban

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday ordered all unit commanders to sustain the campaign against loose firearms even as the election gun ban ended on June 8.Based on PNP data, a total of 3,651 individuals were arrested with a total of 2,812 firearms confiscated during the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2022

PRO-7 nets 265 gun ban violators, seizes 1.2K loose firearms

CEBU CITY - As the election period ended on Wednesday, the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) said it has confiscated a total of 1,254 loose firearms and arrested 265 violators of the Commission on Election (Comelec) gun ban.Brig. Gen. Roque Eduardo Vega, PRO-7 director, said the campaign agains.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2022

‘NPAs tired of fighting’

At the rate of nationwide surrender of communist guerrillas, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict is confident that the government can end the New People’s Army’s “reign of terror” within President Duterte’s term......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

NPA, Dawlah Islamiya supporters surrender firearms to Army

The military collected Friday 42 assorted firearms from sympathizers of the New People’s Army and the Dawlah Islamiya in Maitum and nearby towns in Sarangani province......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

EDITORIAL - Dismantling private armies, again

With the general elections just 10 months away, the Philippine National Police has embarked on a campaign against loose firearms and private armed groups......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

60 apprehended in one-day operation by Talisay City police

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sixty individuals were apprehended after Talisay police conducted a one-day Simultaneous Anti Criminality Law Enforcement Operation (SACLEO) against illegal drugs, illegal gambling, wanted persons, traffic violators, and loose firearms on Monday, March 29, 2021. Of the 60 individuals, 13 were apprehended for illegal drugs, four individuals apprehended for illegal gambling, two for […] The post 60 apprehended in one-day operation by Talisay City police appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

PNP sets crackdown on loose firearms

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas yesterday ordered police officers to intensify operations against loose firearms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Loose firearms surrendered to troopers

Residents of Panglima Sugala town in Tawi-Tawi turned over 15 unlicensed firearms including assault rifles and grenade launchers to the military on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

CIDG: Cops followed rules in Human Rights Day arrests

The arrests, police said were part of "Oplan Paglalangsag Omega", its campaign against private armies and loose firearms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

Political prisoner sues police, jail guards for ‘torture, cruelty’

“The subtext of our legal submissions is that hers is a case of patent abuse of authority by the state — of a negotiated procurement of defective search warrants; of a crackdown not on crime, but on legitimate dissent; of an oft recycled charge of illegal possession of firearms and explosives lodged against activists filed not on the basis of fact and evidence, but on the convenience of the unavailability of posting bail as a matter of right.” The post Political prisoner sues police, jail guards for ‘torture, cruelty’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

P167.2-M illegal drugs seized in CV

  BY CALVIN D. CORDOVA     CEBU CITY – Illegal drugs worth P167.2 million and more than 200 loose firearms were seized in three days of simultaneous police operations in Central Visayas, police reported. Police Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro said the region-wide police operations held from October 21 to October 23 yielded 25,584 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Binay: Makati police gets P93 million guns, protective gear

The Makati government has donated over P93 million worth of firearms, protective gear and other equipment to the city police to boost its campaign against crime, Mayor Abby Binay announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

PRO-7 seizes 20 pieces of loose firearms from ‘notorious’ gun dealer

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police arrested a ‘notorious’ gun dealer for the possession of 20 pieces of loose firearms, some of which were found to be replicas of firearms that were registered to ARMSCOR. Ahmed Martel was arrested in a police operation in Sitio Cogon, Barangay Guinsay in Danao City at about 8 p.m. on […] The post PRO-7 seizes 20 pieces of loose firearms from ‘notorious’ gun dealer appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Eastern Visayas crime drops

The crime rate in Eastern Visayas has dropped by 15 percent. The Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division of the Police Regional Office 8 (PRO-8) recorded 5,572 crime incidents from 1 January to 28 August, 15.01 percent lower than the 6,768 during the same period last year. Regional director Brig. Gen. Bernabe Balba said they […] The post Eastern Visayas crime drops appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

RMFB-7 confiscates 90 loose firearms since June

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Personnel of the 703rd Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB-7) confiscated 90 loose firearms from June to the first week of September. This was confirmed by RMFB-7 team leader Police Lieutenant Rafael Lorenz Serion to CDN Digital via phone interview. Serion said that all the 90 collected loose firearms were surrendered by civilians […] The post RMFB-7 confiscates 90 loose firearms since June appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

PH crime rate down by 49 percent in 5-month lockdown – task force

  BY MARTIN A. SADONGDONG     The country’s crime rate has gone down by 49 percent during the five-month long community quarantine which President Duterte had imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Joint Task Force (JTF) COVID Shield bared Friday. Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, commander of JTF COVID Shield, said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 14th, 2020