August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Authorities account 191 Firearms from Jan-Nov

TAGBILARAN CITY, December 16 (PIA)--Since January to November, police authorities have accounted 191 loose firearms as Bohol authorities continue to devise ways in efforts to make gun-freer Bohol.

This too as in the month of November alone, deaths by shooting in Bohol reach 11, and one victim was wounded, according to records from Camp Dagohoy; Bohol police headquarters. 

To date, police have conducted 172 operations, and arrested 98 persons, according to Camp Dagohoy through its operations chief PSupt Ricky Delelis.

At the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council Meeting, Sup Delelis also said of the 191 fire-arms which they recovered from elements, 66 of these are considered high powered while some 125 are low powered. 
In line with their Oplan Bakal and Oplan Sita, police authorities have implemented their Oplan Katok, going to residences of those who own licensed fire-arms but have failed to renew them, in a bid to reactivate their lists and update those owners of the laws on keeping licensed weapons, police sources said.

In the 172 operations conducted, the police have filed 190 cases, of which could bring imprisonment provisions of up to 30 years, for illegal possession of high powered firearms. 

PNP Director General Alan Purisima has approved the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition and Providing Penalties for Violation. 

Penalties of illegal possession of loose firearms, range from prision mayor for low powered firearms and up to reclusion perpetual or life sentence for high powered firearms, according to RA 10591. 

In Bohol, where residents recently observed summary killings of criminals and drug offenders, police authorities need to double up on the campaign to recover these weapons.

In the past weeks, five people died by shooting and one was wounded in Tagbilaran while two also died in Danao town.

During the same period, Candijay, Sierra Bullones, Candijay and Tubigon each registered shooting incidents all killing the victims.

According to police sources, two of the killings were drug related, another two were personal grudges and one for theft. The rest, that is in seven of the cases, motives of killing remain under investigation as police yet could not determine it. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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