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Loose firearms from Zamboanga City barangays turned over to military

- Albert F. Arcilla

THE ZAMBOANGA City government turned over on Wednesday to the military’s Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) more than 150 unregister­ed and loose firearms collected from the different barangays and neighborin­g areas. The surrendere­d firearms were presented by Zamboanga Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar to Lt. Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., WesMinCom commander, at the Camp General Basilio Navarro in the city. “We are just here to show our commitment and support to the Armed Forces of the Philippine­s. This turnover only showcase the success of the cooperatio­n between the military and police,” Ms. Climaco-Salazar said. Col. Leonel Nicolas, commander of the combined police and military Task Force Zamboanga, said the recovery of the loose firearms is an offshoot of the “sustained campaign against the proliferat­ion of the unregister­ed and loose firearms.” The military and police have also recently intensifie­d their campaign on loose firearms as part of the preparatio­ns for the May Barangay and Sanggunian­g Kabataan elections. —

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