BANGUED, Abra – The Abra Provincial Police Office (PPO) conducted safekeeping of firearms activity last February 15 at PNP Camp Juan Villamor, Calaba, this town.
According to PPO OIC PSSupt Antonio P. Bartolome, this activity aims to compel all political candidates and elected officials in the province to surrender guns and ammos under their keeping.
Bartolome stressed that this is another strategy to attain peaceful and meaningful elections pushing that everyone must abide by the law.
A total of 74 firearms were surrendered to the PPO- 44 short and 30 rifles.
Few political candidates only attended since most of them surrendered their firearms in their respective Municipal Police Station. Nonetheless, Bartolome considered this as a jumpstart in bringing about political maturity and adherence to the law here.
Provincial Election Officer Atty. Mae Richelle Beronilla witnessed the firearms safekeeping activity. She informed that she is retained as the PES here and thanked all people and support system./JDP/GBB – PIA CAR, Abra