CAMP GEN GONZALO SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – The campaign of the government against proliferation of loose firearms has continued to step up in Datu Piang town of Maguindanao province.
10 more loose firearms were voluntarily surrendered this morning, June 21, 2018, to 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion Commander Alvin G. Iyog and 601st Infantry Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Deosdado C. Carreon.
The firearms were turned-over during the town’s Peace and Order Council and Anti-Drug Abuse Council meeting held at the municipal gymnasium led by Datu Piang Mayor Genuine P. Kamaong.
Among those firearms were two 60mm mortar, 4 M79 grenade launchers, 1 caliber .50 Barret, two 9mm pistol, one 12-gauge shotgun.
Mayor Kamaong expressed his gratitude for the cooperation of his Barangay Captains to support the government’s campaign against loose firearms.
“We will sustain our campaign against loose firearms in partnership with the Local Government Units,” Brigadier General Carreon said.
“The continuous turn-over of firearms is a clear manifestation of the sincere support of the civilians against loose firearms as this will help prevent crimes and other acts of violence,” 6th Infantry Division Commander Brigadier General Cirilito E. Sobejana said.
Datu Piang town also surrendered 16 loose firearms last April 7 to the Army. 6DPAO / MCAG