BANGUED, Abra – The Bangued Municipal Police Station had recorded the first violation of COMELEC gun ban in the province on January 21.
The violator identified as Maximo B. Ascano, 66, of this capital town was apprehended while attending a wake. .
The apprehension was easily conducted with the help of a concerned citizen who texted the Bangued Police.
The Bangued PNP headed by PSUpt. Hendrix Borillo-Mangaldan is now preparing the filing of appropriate charges against Ascano.
Meanwhile, members of the Joint Provincial Security Control Center (JPSCC) composed of Atty. Mae Richelle B. Beronilla, Provincial Election Supervisor, PSSupt. Antonio P. Bartolome, PNP Provincial Director, and Lt. Col. Monib T. Mamao, Battalion Commander of the 24 IB, Philippine Army committed to implement the COMELEC Gun Ban and all such other provisions of the Omnibus Election Code to protect the interest and welfare of the general public especially during the election period from January 10 to June 8, 2016./ Maria Teresa B. Benas – PIA CAR, Abra