Chief, Provincial Operations Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
9633874/ opn_pamp_ppo
DATE   : March 05, 2012


The Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO) has stepped-up its anti-crime drive with the reinvigorated campaign on “Kontra Boga” through various police operations such as random checkpoint, application of Search Warrants and implementation of OPLAN “Kapkap-Bakal/ Sita”.

Pampanga PPO Provincial Director, Police Senior Superintendent EDGARDO G TINIO said: “Our campaign aims to ensure that crimes with the use of firearms be put to a stop and at the same time thwart suspected lawless elements possessing illegal firearms from employing the aid of motorcycles, particularly those riding in tandem, for their swift illegal operations.

A total of Twenty (20) violators of RA 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunitions and Explosives) were arrested by the different Municipal/ City Police Stations (MPS/ CPS) of the province from January to February 2012. With these arrest, Eighteen (18) firearms with various calibers were confiscated by various units of this PPO, broken down as follows: Provincial Intelligence Branch- One (1) cal .38 (paltik); Bacolor MPS- One (1) improvised shotgun; Candaba MPS- One (1) Colt cal .45 (w/ serial nr), One (1) cal .22, One (1) cal .38 and One (1) improvised 12 gauge shotgun; Magalang MPS- One (1) .9mm; Mabalacat MPS- Three (3) cal .38 and Two (2) cal .22; Mexico MPS- One (1) Cal .38 and One (1) cal .45; Macabebe MPS- One (1) improvised shotgun; Guagua MPS- One (1) Colt cal .45 with no serial number; San Fernando CPS- One (1) improvised shotgun and One (1) Smith & Wesson cal .38;

PSSUPT TINIO has also encouraged citizens to help the police by being vigilant in preventing crimes by reporting suspicious characters in their areas.

Over the weekend, Two (2) suspects riding in tandem were arrested for possessing unlicensed firearm and  illegal drugs by elements of Mabalacat MPS headed by PSUPT RODNEY BALOYO IV, Chief of Police, in a random checkpoint  operations conducted in Mabalacat area.

The persons arrested at about 11:30 PM March 4, 2012 along Mc Arthur Highway (Adjacent to Mutan Resto Bar) Mabiga, Mabalacat, Pampanga.  were one MARK ANTHONY TERCENIO y Dizon, 26, yrs old, single, resident of Block 48 Lot 2 Camachiles Resettlement Center, Mabalacat, Pampanga and JANH ERNESTLEE MANALUS y Dizon, 18 yrs old and resident of Nr. 206 Del Pilar St., Brgy Dolores, Mabalacat, Pampanga. The policemen manning the checkpoint were able to confiscate from the duo one (1) caliber .38 revolver and one (1) small heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.

Prior to their arrest, Mabalacat MPS received a report from a concerned citizen that two (2) unidentified malefactors riding a black HONDA TMX with no plate attached was suspiciously parked in a dimly lit portion in Brgy Mabiga, Mabalacat. Upon receipt of the said information, PSUPT BALOYO immediately directed hid men to implement OPLAN SITA and conduct random checkpoint in the area.

Upon reaching thereat above named suspects were still at the afore-cited place of occurrence which was then on board in one (1) HONDA TMX, black in color, with no plate attached. At that juncture PO1 Reynaldo M Asuncion and PO1 Gabriel A Bachini approached the suspects to ask the driver for his license and registration and when confronted, TERCENIO attempted to escaped and was seen grabbing something from a paper bag. It was later on checked by the policemen that the paper bag was containing a cal .38 revolver. Also, during the body search TERCENIO brought out from his pocket one (1) small heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu placed inside a black pouch.

Cases for “Violation of Sec 11 Art II of RA 9165 and RA 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunitions and Explosives)” were filed against the suspects.

PSSUPT TINIO commended all concerned Chiefs of Police during the Command Conference held here on March 2, 2012 for their successful implementation of PNP’s anti- criminality program specifically against loose firearms.