PRESS RELEASE
NUP Maria Christina I. Mayor

Published on
16 March 2016

59 cases against gunban violatrors filed in two months

Camp Francisco U. Sumagaysay, Sr., STA. BARBARA, ILOILO, March 16 -- Fifty-nine cases for violation of COMELEC gun ban and illegal possession of firearms were filed by Iloilo Police Provincial in the two months since the start of the gun ban.

The fifty-nine cases were filed against the 43 persons who were arrested from January 10 to March 10, 2016.

The recoveries include one M16 armalite rifle, 16 short firearms, 21 homemade firearms, 2 grenades and 6 bladed weapons.

The arrests and recoveries are a result of the intensified implementation of Oplan Lambat Sibat and massive checkpoints conducted by all units of IPPO.

“We will sustain this campaign as we are preparing for the start of the campaign period next week, IPPO Director Police Senior Superintendent Roderick Augustus Alba said.

To date, IPPO has not recorded any election-related incidents since the start of the election period but all units are continuously on-guard for possible incidents as the election day nears.#