HPG-9 guns muzzled too PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:18

Like in other police units, Sr. Supt. Romeo R. Uy,  Highway Patrol Group 9 chief, yesterday taped all muzzles of all the guns of his men during a ceremony at Camp Batalla.
Uy was  assisted  by HPG Regional Executive Officer SPO4 Nestor Tabuan in the taping ceremony that was witnessed by  Dr. Michael Macrohon and Christian Ho of El Pueblo Gun Club.

Uy disclosed that the muzzling of the guns is part of the Philippine National Police  Letter of Instruction-42-2011 prohibiting , punishing, and imprisoning policemen found guilty of firing their guns indiscrimately during Holiday season revelries that endanger the live of every human being.

The muzzle taping was carried out simultaneously nationwide.

Uy explained that a stray bullet is dangerous when hit a person on the ground.    An exception to this policy is when a policeman on duty or with mission to enforce the law against lawless or criminals, and they fired their guns.

Uy also directed his men to be extra alert and vigilant as the New Year Eve is fast approaching.

Meanwhile, Zamboanga Sibugay HPG Provincial Team Chief SPO4 Nestor Bandigan reported to Sr. Supt. Uy that the entire PNP command in the province did not down grade its level status as the threat of lawless elements and criminals continues.

“All PNP in the province and supporting units are on heightened alert as the threat continues,” Bandigan said. — Allen Abastillas