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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

3 unregistered firearms, 2 rifle grenades surrendered to Kalinga police

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Unregistered guns and rifle grenades were voluntarily surrendered by Kalinga residents to the police on November 14 and 15, following the authorities’ intensified campaign against loose firearms.

The said campaign is being implemented by the Philippine National Police to recover unregistered firearms or guns with expired licenses to prevent the utilization of such in sowing fear or committing violence.

Part of the program’s execution is having dialogues with the community to encourage them to turn over their loose firearms.

According to Kalinga Police Provincial Office, two rifle grenades were brought by the barangay officials of Pugong, Pasil at the police station on Tuesday, November 15. The said explosives were surrendered to them by one of their constituents.

On the same day, a homemade gauge 12 long shotgun and a gauge 12 shotgun were submitted to the authorities in Pinukpuk.

In Lubuagan, a homemade Magnum cal .22 revolver was also turned over to the police on November 14. This is after they were able to persuade a resident in Barangay Tanglag to surrender the gun.

In a statement, Kalinga Police Provincial Director PCol. Charles Domallig encouraged the public to surrender their unregistered firearms and to likewise report incidents that involve the use of illegal guns, explosives, and ammunition. Supporting the PNP’s campaign against illegal firearms, he said, will reduce gun-related crimes.

From July to October 8, 2022, the PNP confiscated and recovered a total of 8,255 loose firearms in the country. The police also arrested a total of 2,471 people who were caught in possession of unregistered guns and in violation of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act during the same period.


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