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PNP_PRO1 News Release: 12-15-05     
                  Chief, Regional Public Information Office
                  Police Regional Office 1
                  Camp Brigadier General Oscar M Florendo
                  Parian, City of San Fernando, La Union
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CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO –With barely nine (9) days before Christmas and 16 days before the final farewell to 2015, Police Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez, Acting Director of Region 1 police, led on Monday (December 14) the ceremonial muzzle taping of issued firearms of the uniformed personnel of Police Regional Office 1 held at the grandstand right after the traditional flag raising ceremony.

PCSupt. Velasquez said that the activity is in line with the directive of the PNP on indiscriminate firing and illegal discharge of firearms and in support to the “Iwas Paputok” campaign of the government as well.

“Let this taping become not only a mere ceremonial but in its essence ultimately be realized to help make the Yuletide Season a happy and safe celebration,” PCSupt. Velasquez.  

The Regional Director also stressed that those policemen caught violating the directive will face possible criminal and administrative charges for grave misconduct.

The sealing of firearms is an annual activity of the PNP to make policemen refrain from using their guns for merrymaking purposes.

Meanwhile, PCSupt. Velasquez likewise stressed that PRO1 will strictly implement the “Iwas-Paputok” campaign and make the necessary actions against prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.

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