Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
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DATE             :       October 16, 2013

COMELEC Gun Ban Accomplishments

           Now that the Barangay Elections are nearing, the Pampanga PPO under the leadership of PSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Acting Provincial Director confiscated six handguns, two air guns, two bladed weapons, one hand grenade, one improvised shotgun (sumpak), assorted ammunition and other prohibited items since the start of COMELEC Gun Ban.

            In addition, a total of fifteen suspects were arrested for the possession of illegal deadly weapons and are now facing cases for Violation of Republic Act 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms) and Violation of the Omnibus Election Code.

            The series of accomplishments were made possible through the intensification of Checkpoints, Oplan Bakal Sita, Warrants of Arrest and other anti-criminality activities conducted by all the Police Stations throughout the province of Pampanga.

            PSSUPT ALBAYALDE gave strict directives to all of his Chiefs of Police to strengthen their campaign against criminal elements and loose firearms in their respective areas so as to ensure a secure and safe election this coming October 28, 2013. He also encourages the public to cooperate during the conduct of operations like checkpoints in order to maintain the peace and order situation.