PRO 8 Turns Over 1,145 Loose Firearms

PRO 8 Turns Over 1,145 Loose Firearms


Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – Police Regional Office 8 (PRO 8) under the flagship of PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director, turned over 1,145 Confiscated, Captured, Surrendered, Deposited, Abandoned and Forfeited (CCSDAF) assorted firearms and ammunitions to the Regional Civil Security Unit 8 (RCSU 8) through its Officer-in-Charge (OIC), PMAJ BJON U REVECHO, during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony on July 27, 2020 at the PRO8 Grandstand.

Based on the data gathered by the RCSU 8, a total of 1,145 loose firearms were collected all over Eastern Visayas. Leyte Police Provincial Office (LPPO) turned-in 427 loose firearms; 159 from Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO); 149 from Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office (SLPPO) and 142 from Ormoc City Police Office (OCPO).

Further, Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO) turned-in 100 firearms; 77 from Eastern Samar Police Provincial Office (ESPPO); 51 from Samar Police Provincial Office (SPPO) and 40 from Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO).

Out of 1,145, 790 are firearms with expired license, 309 are subject for records and 46 are were collected from court with case fully adjudicated. Of which, 515 were pistols; 163 revolvers; 112 shotgun and 46 rifle.

Said firearms and ammunitions are now deposited at RCSU 8 as the authorized repository unit for all loose firearms and are subject for ballistics examination.

Likewise, RCSU8 encourage gun owners with expired License To Own and Possess Firearm (LTOPF) license and unrenewed firearms to renew their license to prevent criminal liability and inconvenience.

“This shows our intensified program of Oplan Katok which aims to prevent loose and unlicensed firearms from being used in any criminal activities,” says RD Balba.

Should you have any inquiry, please contact us through the following social media accounts: Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or YouTube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official YouTube Channel of PRO8).