No more muzzle-sealing
FOR the second time, the Police Regional Office (PRO 11) will forgo the annual muzzle-sealing of all government-issued firearms this year as ordered by Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa.
“Since last year na naupo ang ating chief PNP, sinimulan po niya na hindi na tayo magcoconduct ng muzzle-taping that is to show the public also gaano karesponsable ang ating kapulisan. Hindi na natin kailangan pang lagyan ng tape ang kanilang mga baril,” PRO 11 spokesperson Police Chief Inspector Andrea dela Cerna said yesterday during a weekly AFP-PNP press Corps media forum.
Dela Cerna said that police already know that indiscriminate firing is prohibited during yuletide season and that personnel found guilty of this action will be facing dismissal and legal sanction.
“Actually wala po tayong tinatawag na one strike policy, dismissal po talaga ang indiscriminate firing if in case mapapatunayan po na ang isang police officer na ginamit niya yong firearm sa darating na bagong taon, sa holiday season,” she said.
“Alam naman naman ng kapulisan talaga na bawal gamitin ang baril kung bagong taon. Hindi yan isang tool para icelebrate ang New Year so
we will not have much muzzle taping like what we did last year wala po tayong ginawang muzzle taping,” Dela Cerna said.
The national headquarters had also given a memorandum not to solicit during holiday season. JCR