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Thursday, December 25, 2014

SurSur cops seal gun to set support vs. illegal “firing” during holiday revelries

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Dec. 25 (PIA) – P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero, Surigao del Sur acting police provincial director,  made sure on Monday that all cops in the entire province have gotten the message across not to use their firearms during the holiday revelries.

In a ceremonial rite at the Police Provincial Office (PPO), immediately following the flag ceremony program, all members of the police force assigned at the provincial headquarters were called out to fall in line for the “sealing and marking of muzzles of firearms” that will last until “Inspection of sealed and marked muzzles of firearms will be conducted during Flag Raising Ceremony on January 6, 2015 at respective offices/units.”

Verdadero warned that anybody among their ranks who will do otherwise is going to face dismissal from service.

Earlier, Caraga Acting Regional Director P/CSupt. David Yalong Ombao issued a memorandum dated December 20, 2014 on the “Simultaneous Taping of Firearms Muzzle,” which was sent to all police units across Caraga region for proper information and guidance.


In the said memorandum, Ombao cited that the sealing of firearms aims “to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to illegal discharge of firearms during the traditional celebration of Christmas and New Year’s Eve.” (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)