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Elections 2016: Abra PPO safekeeps politicos’ firearms

No Guns. File Photo

No Guns. File Photo

So who are these politicos who actually surrendered their firearms, and what kinds of firearms are these? It has been our experience that politicians surrender guns that are either not working or modified (sometimes referred to as “One Pong”). We don’t see those sophisticated and high-powered guns

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by Ginalyn B. Brioso / PIA

BANGUED, Abra – Firearms owned by politicians are now in the custody of the Provincial Police Office (PPO).

The ceremonial turnover was done last Feb. 15 at Camp Juan Villamor, Calaba, this town.

The 74 firearms comprised of 44 short and 30 rifles shall be under the PPO’s custody until after the elections.

According to PPO OIC Antonio P. Bartolome, the activity aims to compel all candidates to surrender guns and ammos under their keeping. He said it is a strategy to attain peaceful and meaningful elections.

Even while only a few candidates attended, Bartolome considered it as a good start in bringing about political maturity and adherence to the law.

Provincial Election Officer Mae Richelle Beronilla was present to witness the surrender of firearms for safekeeping.

Other candidates who did not attend the turnover surrendered their firearms in their respective municipal police stations.

The 2016 gun ban started in Jan. 10 and will end on June 10.

During the ban, it is prohibited to bear, carry, or transport firearms or deadly weapons outside of residence, places of business, and in all public places, unless authorized in writing by the Commission on Elections.

Elections in Abra have been noted for bloodshed and violence among rival candidates but made a turnaround under former Police Regional Office-CAR Director Benjamin Magalong.

http://baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph/abra.asp?mode=%20archives/2016/february/2-28-2016/abra1.txt

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7 thoughts on “Elections 2016: Abra PPO safekeeps politicos’ firearms

  1. WHY DOES WE ARE ONLY HAVING A GUN BAN DURING ELECTION TIMES IN ABRA,
    IS IT NOT SUPPOSEDLY BETTER AND SAFER IF THERE IS PERMANENT GUN BAN??

    Posted by PONSO PILATO | March 4, 2016, 12:34 am
    • Takit once again will ask rosary? I remembered in 2013 that he asked rosary as if he does not know or even touched a gun . As per information frm balikbayan sikyo sya sa california

      Posted by eric shawn | March 5, 2016, 4:33 am
      • Hay erection uramen na ka ta guram.

        Posted by Pacleb | March 6, 2016, 7:23 am
        • Tama , susunod yan sa mahal niya sa buhay dahil galit o kayabangan. Pa anong hindi nakahawak ng baril ang isang security? Pero pagkaalam ko si boss Takit ay sheriff sa Los angeles.

          Mas marami silang baril na walang lisensya kaya wala epek yan. Ang PNP abra shield ang effectivo sa paghabol ng sa mga PAGS na nagtatago na dahil mauubos na sila.

          Posted by CAPITAN | March 6, 2016, 7:58 am
        • Un nga kopitan during the safekeeping activity on 2013 held at abra ppo witnessed by general panot he asked rosary as if he never hold a gun before in short plastic sya.u can ask ryan in his custodial center in crame or at the land of seven wonders in the world. Kopitan if il die in violence il see to it that it will be done that my life is worth dying for not what happened to my love one that he died for supporting takit that he does not know who are his loyal supporters.pwe!

          Posted by eric shawn | March 7, 2016, 7:16 am
      • ROSARY IS NOT A BAD THING MR. ERIC SHAWN!!!

        Posted by Davidjr. | March 12, 2016, 4:44 am
  2. PANAY MET PALTIK KEN DANAO DAGITOY INSURRENDER DANSA .URAY LA KOMA MET NO AK-47 A MAKITA BAKA MET NO INDULIN MET NI POLIS DOG DAGITAY.GLOC9 ,MACHINE PISTOL ETC.

    Posted by TONTON GUTIEREZ | March 6, 2016, 1:04 am

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