Gun ban implemented in Negros Oriental

Due to the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) announced the implementation of the gun ban in the entire province.

On the Facebook page of NOPPO, all permits to carry firearms outside the house are temporarily suspended.

Only police, soldiers and other law enforcement agencies on duty can carry firearms.

“Only the members of the PNP, AFP, and other law enforcement agencies who are performing official duties and in agency-prescribed uniforms will be allowed to carry firearms,” ​​stated on the NOPPO FB page.

Degamo suffered 11 gunshot wounds to his body after being shot by ex-soldiers at his house in Brgy. San Isidro, Pamplona, ​​Negros Oriental while distributing 4Ps.

Eight others were killed.

The arrested suspects have also been charged with murder, frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms.

Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would deploy additional soldiers in the province to help prevent violence in the province.

Gun ban implemented in Negros Oriental

Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) raided five houses owned by Negros Oriental Representative Arnolfo Teves Jr. in relation to the alleged loose firearms.

It took two hours for the police to search Teves’ house in Purok 4, Brgy Poblacion, Basay, Negros Oriental, also by virtue of Search Warrant no. 83-03-013 and 83-03-012 related to the CIDG program “OPLAN PAGLALANSAG OMEGA.”

Teves is being pointed to as the mastermind behind the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo on March 4 at his house in Brgy. San Isidro, Pamplona.

Teves is also implicated in the series of murders in 2019 in the said province. Teves denied the accusation.

Jose Palo Gimarangan, who is said to live at the aforementioned address, was arrested while the congressman is considered at large.

A hand grenade was recovered here; a Caliber .45 pistol; a Caliber .45 pistol magazine; a Caliber .40 Glock pistol; a Caliber .40 Glock pistol magazine; a Caliber .40 pistol (With License but for verification); a Caliber .40 pistol magazine; Rifle Scope; seven Ammunition for Caliber .45 pistol; and a 50 rounds of Ammunition for the Caliber 40 pistol.

Atty Ferdinand Topacio, Teves’ lawyer, confirmed the raid but said he had not seen the search warrant yet.

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