Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
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DATE             :        February 25, 2013

..............................Pampanga Police Celebrates EDSA Revolution

POLICE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT R’WIN S PAGKALINAWAN, Provincial Director, led the personnel of the province’s police force in celebrating the 27th Anniversary of People Power Revolution on February 25, 2013 during the flag raising ceremony. PD PAGKALINAWAN gave his insights and told what he experienced during the actual revolution that happened in the year of 1986.

Later in the program, personnel who attended also sang “Bayan Ko” which was the theme song of the People Power Revolution and at the same time, white balloons were released to commemorate our country’s freedom from the grasp of abusive administration.

In line with the celebration, and the ongoing fight of Pampanga PNP against unlawful firearms, forty-five (45) surrendered firearms (wherein twenty-five (25) of them are classified as loose firearms while the remaining twenty (20) are registered firearms) were presented to the media after the program. This was made possible through PNP’s operation entitled “OPLAN KATOK” and the joint efforts made by the Chiefs of Police from the cities and municipalities of this province.

OPLAN KATOK was created last December 3, 2012 in preparation on the upcoming national and local elections on May 13, 2013. The goal of this special operation is to reduce unaccounted firearms and help lessen violence involving firearms throughout the province. Moreover, the PNP sends notices to gun owners to remind them to renew their expired licenses for their firearms. And if ever the gun owners cannot renew their licenses, the PNP suggests that they turnover their expired firearms to the proper authorities.

Furthermore, the Pampanga PNP encourages the public to be vigilant with their surroundings and if ever they have information that involves unaccounted firearms, it is recommended that they report it to the proper authorities in order to have a safe and orderly community.