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Firearms drive boosts Abra’s peace campaign

By Dexter A. See

Camp Dangwa, Benguet—Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong, Cordillera police head, said at least 40 unlicensed firearms have been seized and dozens of suspects have been arrested in the continuing campaign against private armed groups.

“For the past three weeks, our law enforcers were able to confiscate an average of two unlicensed firearms daily in the different parts of the province where mobile and fixed checkpoints are established,” he told the Manila Standard, noting that 21 mobile checkpoints augmented fixed locations.

Senior Supt. Roberto Quinto Soriano, deputy regional director for administration and officer-in-charge of the Abra police, said he has been tasked to account for at least 800 declared loose firearms and around 1,800 firearms with unrenewed licenses in preparation of next year’s elections.

“More than 35 percent of the individuals who were already visited by our policemen and barangay officials already complied by renewing the licenses of their firearms while the rest are yet to follow,” he said.

He said the peacekeeping campaign is meant to keep Abra from being declared a hotspot to fall under the control of the Commission on Elections wherein 14 other critical places have been listed by the Department of Interior and Local Government.


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8 thoughts on “Firearms drive boosts Abra’s peace campaign

  1. apo magalong,..padasen yo kuma agkapkap dijay galyera kada tupadaan..adu met latta natutured nga nakaysabbikil iti iskwala da.

    Posted by celong | December 31, 2012, 5:14 am
  2. celong,
    usto ta kunam gayyem….adu api pulis mapan makitadi ket kasla awan sa met makita da nu kasjy

    Posted by ganador | January 1, 2013, 3:45 am
    • celong ken ganador agpapadatayo ti pammaliiw.ngem pulis met daguidiay nakasabbikel wenno saan bata bata met ni apo gobernador !numuna ket iranta da pay ti agkudkud diay ayan ti sibet da!!kasla di nagistayan nagin nala tay bata ni apo gobernador ken ni apo eric ti la nagtartarayan ti tat tao! isu nga ditay unay kadi a mamati ken apo magalong ta no agpayso nga sipupudno nga agserbi,apay nga awan ti aksion na?

      Posted by KARASAKAS | January 3, 2013, 7:12 pm
    • wen ti imas na kadua da pay dagti pags nga makunkuna.

      Posted by eric shawn | January 4, 2013, 6:30 am
    • usto ka gayyem…diba makapasiodot dagita nnga naka-uniporme?…..kasla da lang ususto..awan serserbi iti ibay-bayad tayo kadakwada…panay legey!….asar much!!!!!!!!!

      Posted by qif | January 9, 2013, 1:21 am
  3. pagbuawakaw da gharud nu adda sabbikil da a kibrang dagiti sinal-it

    Posted by jack | January 7, 2013, 9:42 pm
  4. kasla ka lang met ususto sayeed magalong…….nu usto ka, amin tiliwem…han lang nga dagiti pada mi a nakukurapay iti inkayo pagtri-tripan nga tiltiliwen…mi adios………..you cant stand on your own feet..thats the truth…you are still a puppet of a political figure im sure……..be firm…stand on your own…ive been in abra the last time and yet, firearms still exist to those who are in “high-ground” people….dont make news if its not that good…it is only good for your name duh……this is just a way for you to show yourself in public duh….qif!…..stop!….

    Posted by qif | January 9, 2013, 1:20 am

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