PNP MIMAROPA records 439 loose firearms since January

Published February 13, 2022, 1:57 PM

by Jerry Alcayde

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – The Police Regional Office MIMAROPA (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) has recorded a total of 439 surrendered loose firearms in just a short period from January 1 until February 9 this year.

Police Brigadier General Sidney S. Hernia, regional director of PRO-MIMAROPA said that 171 out of the total were for safekeeping, while 261 were voluntarily surrendered by their respective owners and seven were confiscated in various police operations.

Brig. Gen. Hernia said the police regional office has logged a total of 8,424 police operations in the region’s five provinces which include service of search warrants and police responses.

Hernia said that in relation to this, the MIMAROPA region was generally peaceful since the start of the campaign period for national positions last February 8.

Records from the Regional Election Monitoring and Action Center (REMAC) of PRO-MIMAROPA showed that there were zero election-related incidents, as of Feb. 12.

Hernia’s office and the Regional Community Affairs and Development Division (RCADD) headed by Police Colonel Dennis Jose S. Llavore, recently launched the “Kapulungan ng Pulis, Sundalo, Bantay-Dagat, COMELEC, at Lahat ng Lingkod Bayan Kasama ang Simbahan at Pamayanan (KASIMBAYANAN) for a Secure Accurate and Fair Elections 2022 (SAFE 2022).

Other officials who graced the activity were Brig. Gen. Jose Augusto V. Villareal, commander of 203rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army and Lawyer Suminigay P. Marindato, acting provincial election supervisor.