PNP releases record-breaking report of incidents, arrests in New Year revelry

Maris Federez

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Public Information Office (PNP-PIO) released on Wednesday (January 1) a record-breaking report on New Year’s Eve related incidents, as well as the arrests it conducted during the revelry.

The PNP recorded no deaths nor injuries due to stray bullets or due to illegal discharge of firearms.

It also recorded only one arrest in Region 3 when a civilian openly discharged a firearm.

In total, from Dec. 16, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2020, the PNP reported that it has made 21 arrests for illegal discharge of firearms.

This comprised of one arrest each in Regions 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, and 9; three each in Region 10, the NCR, and 2 each in Regions 4A, 5 and 11.

Two arrests were made by the Police Regional Office in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PROBAR) which involved members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), while the PRO11 arrested one police officer.

 A total of seven was reported injured due to illegal discharge of firearms in the NCR (2) and the PROBAR (5).

Meanwhile, three incidents of stray bullets were recorded in the NCR (1) and PRO13 (2) during the said period. —(with details from Harlene Delgado and Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

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