TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Cagayan Valley police regional unit reminded its police officers not to fire guns “indiscriminately” in celebration of the New Year.
In a Facebook post, the Philippine National Police-Cagayan Valley said that firing guns indiscriminately is a violation a violation of the directive of PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa on on illegal discharge of firearms.
It said there are two commandments covering the directive.
“11th Commandment: Thou shalt not fire thy guns indiscriminately as it may hit, kill and injure thy neighbor,” the PNP-Cagayan Valley said.
It added that the 12th commandment directs its officer to take photos and videos if “thy neighbor fires his gun indiscriminately.”
Earlier, the PNP said they will no longer put a tape on the firearms of police personnel during the Christmas and New Year celebration.
In a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City on December 13, PNP Public Information Office (PIO) chief and spokesman Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos said that in the last command conference last Thursday, there was a proposal to forego the putting of tape on the muzzle of the guns and it was approved by Dela Rosa.
“(As such), we will no longer put a tape in the muzzle of side firearms and long firearms of the police,” Carlos said.
”Basically, the leadership of the PNP believes that this is a disciplined organization and members of the PNP down to the patroller on the ground… the chief PNP trusts they are disciplined and professional enough that they know what is the right thing to do,” he added. -Northernforum.net