Zero illegal firing of guns on Christmas Eve, Day PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 December 2014 15:16

The celebration of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Zamboanga City was generally peaceful with zero indiscriminate and illegal firing of guns, City Police Office Director Chief Supt. Angelito Casimiro said yesterday.

Casimiro, during a command conference yesterday morning, commended all police precinct commanders and their men for a job well done during the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

“Wala na report o nahuli na pulis o  sundalo na nagpaputok ng baril. Ang pagkatape ng muzzle ng mga baril ng mga kapulisan na under sa command ko  ZCPO ay hindi tanggalin hanggang January 5,2015,” Casimiro said in Tagalog.

“We are still on heightened alert. Myself and all policemen under my area of jurisdiction has no break during the celebration of Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. We are continuing to secure the city in coordination with all the force multifiliers, Task Force Zamboanga, local government units of the city and other law enforcers,” Casimiro added.

He reminded his precinct commanders to conduct house-to-house campaign with barangay officials to educate the people on the environmental and health hazard of pyrotechnics, firecrackers and other explosives

In a separate interview, Casimiro said that all police substations reported  no major incident during the celebration of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

He said policemen and military personnel were not given break duing the yultide season.

The city government along with the police, military and other concerned groups had earlier come up with a security plan for the holiday month of December.

Casimiro police remain on alert in securing the public this coming new year and days to come. — Allen Abastillas with report from Dan Toribio