Ex-councilor in Laguna town surrenders assorted firearms to police

KAMPO HENERAL PACIANO RIZAL, Sta. Cruz, Laguna –- A former municipal councilor here voluntarily surrendered assorted firearms to a police station in Sta. Maria town on Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Laguna Police Provincial Office (LPPO) reported on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Christened Jayson Cuento, former councilor of Sta. Maria, Laguna, brought to Sta. Maria Municipal Police Station the 14 different calibers of firearms, four magazines, and 26 assorted bullets.

Police Major Eviener A Boiser, Sta. Maria police chief, reported to Colonel Randy Glenn G. Silvio, acting provincial director of Laguna PPO, the cache of arms that include CZ caliber .22 rifle; Winchester caliber 30.30 rifle; Thompson Ramo Wooldridge rifle caliber 7.62; Elisco caliber 5.56 rifle; Ruger caliber 5.56 rifle; Mossberg caliber 12GA shotgun; Benelli caliber 12GA shotgun; four Colt caliber 45 pistols; Uzi caliber 9MM pistol; Beretta caliber 380 pistol; Smith and Wesson caliber .357 revolver; caliber 7.62 magazines; caliber 5.56 magazine, an Uzi caliber 9mm magazine, three Colt caliber .45 magazines; two .380 caliber 9mm magazines; five 5.56 bullets; 15 pieces of .380 bullets; six 9mm bullets; 15 12GA bullets, and a 357-speed loader.

Reports said that there were letters of notices of Order of Revocation dated January 30, 2023, revoking the License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF), Firearm Registration (FR), and Permit to Carry Firearm Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) for Cuento and Jonathan Banila Bondad because of violations.

The reports added that Cuento, who is said to have a pending criminal case, was pinpointed as the alleged mastermind in the shooting incident that resulted in the death of Harrison Diamante on Jan. 8, 2023, in Barangay J. Santiago in Sta. Maria town.

“Ang atin pong mga kapulisan sa lalawigan ng Laguna ay laging bukas kung nais nyo pong isuko ang inyong mga baril na hindi nyo na kayang iparehistro para hindi na tayo masampahan pa ng kaukulang kaso kaugnay dito (Our police officers in the province are always open if you want to surrender your firearms you can no longer register so as to avoid being charged with appropriate case in relation to it),” said Silvio.