By: Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A total of 621 “loose firearms,” 144 ammunitions, and 5 assorted explosives are now in the custody of Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) since it started the implementation of “Tokhang Kontra Guinadumili-an nga Pusil” (TKGP) in Capiz.
Out of the 621 loose firearms, 399 were surrendered by gun owners for safekeeping while they process the renewal of their License to Own and Possess Firearm (LTOPF) and firearm licenses.
“TKGP” is PRO6’s initiative of revitalizing and intensifying its campaign against criminality in Western Visayas particularly in addressing the proliferation of firearms. This was simultaneously launched in the whole region last July 20, 2018.
Senior Supt. Canilo Fuentes, Capiz police officer-in-charge, said he appreciates the efforts of chiefs of police, especially in police stations that accounted for most of the surrendered loose firearms.
The Tapaz Police Station recorded the most number surrendered guns at 190, Mambusao PS with 48; Panay PS with 46; Panitan PS with 42; and Roxas City PS with 39 assorted loose firearms.
“We will continue to sustain the momentum of your accomplishment in ‘TKGP’ and hit on time the target set by the PRO-6. I expect that we can accomplish more also in our other campaigns such as arrest of wanted persons and in our campaign against illegal drugs. With your cooperation and support, we can always give our best services to our various stakeholders here in Capiz,” Fuentes said.
The intensified implementation of “TKGP” Capiz aims to reduce the number of loose firearms, to reduce the incidence of crime involving the use of firearms and to reduce the fear of crime of the public in the province.