Iloilo solon surrenders 2 more guns to police

MANILA -- Iloilo Rep. Richard Garin surrendered two more firearms to police authorities on New Year's Day, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head Director Guillermo Eleazar said.

Eleazar said Jason Tabag, political officer of the lawmaker, brought the two firearms � an HPRFL Colt 5.56 with four magazines and ammunition, and a Bersa pistol with two magazines -- to the San Juan Police Station around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Senior Insp. Edwin Malabanan received the firearms for safekeeping.

The turnover of the firearms of Garin and his father, Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin Sr., came after Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde ordered the cancellation of all their gun permits and licenses.

The two officials allegedly mauled a police officer last December 26.

The PNP chief also ordered the pullout of all police security escorts of the Garins.

Last Dec. 28, the Garins have surrendered 14 out of their 19 firearms to the Guimbal Municipal Police Station.

Albayalde also said that he is in full support of Police Officer 3 Federico Macaya, who was reportedly disarmed, handcuffed and slapped by the Garins. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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