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Barangay chairman held for guns, ammunition

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — A village chief was arrested after police authorities seized several firearms and ammunition during the implementation of a Search Warrant in Guimba, Nueva Ecija.

Based on a report to Brig. Gen. Jose Hildago Jr. Central Luzon police director, Gil Gmis of Barangay San Miguel was apprehended after a raid on his house yielded one M16 rifle, one Carbine, one rifle grenade, numerous rounds of live ammunition, magazine assemblies, and a flare gun.

Hidalgo said joint operatives of the Regional Special Operations Group 3, RMFB3, and Guimba MPS implemented Search for violation of R.A. 10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition) issued by Hon. Frazierwin Villaflore Viterbo, Executive Judge, Regional Trial Court, Third Judicial Region, Branch 33, Guimba, Nueva Ecija.

he added the search was done in an orderly manner in the presence of barangay officials.

“We have been continuously beefing up our aggressive drive to recover and to seize loose firearms through continuous police operations and implementation of Search Warrants against illegal gun owners,” Hildago said.

Hildago added this may serve as a stern warning to all especially those who have not yet renewed their licenses or turned over their undocumented firearms in their nearest police stations for safekeeping. Stricter penalties are imposed against violators. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.
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