“We are happy. Gun holders showed theyhave discipline. We achieved our aim because of the people’s cooperation,’’said the police director. Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan. PN FILE There were no major crimes and nostray bullet cases between Dec. 19 to Dec. 31, said Police Brigadier GeneralRene Pamuspusan, regional police director. Pamuspusan congratulated all city andprovincial police directors and municipal police chiefs, and thanked theIlonggos for their cooperation, including other government agencies. There was one case of indiscriminatefiring in Antique on Dec. 22. The suspect was arrested, said Pamuspusan. Last year, thePRO-6 recorded three stray bullet incidents with two persons injured, and onearrested for indiscriminate firing. On the other hand, the number of NewYear firecracker blast victims also dropped, said Pamuspusan, by 70.96 percent– from 93 during the 2019 New Year celebrations to only 27 this 2020 New Yearrevelry. Accordingto Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, a total of 23petty crimes were recorded from 4 a.m. of Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. of Jan. 1 but thesedid not have adverse effects on the overall peace and order situation inWestern Visayas. Of the 27 New Year firecracker blastvictims recorded as of 3 p.m. yesterday, Capiz had the most cases at 10,followed by Iloilo province (five), Bacolod City (three), Negros Occidental(three), Iloilo City (three), Guimaras (two), and Antique (one). “The success of our holiday seasonsafety and security plan could be attributed to the strict implementation ofpolice operations and law enforcement, the one-strike policy on stray bulletscausing injury or death, awareness and cooperation of the general public,especially on the use of firecrackers, and the strategic deployment of policepersonnel,” he added. Malongsaid the Antique police recorded three physical injury cases; Bacolod Citypolice had one robbery case; Capiz police had one physical injury case; IloiloCity police had one theft and five physical injury cases; Iloilo police had onemurder and four physical injury cases; and Negros Occidental police had sevenphysical injury cases. ILOILO City – “Generally peaceful.”This was how the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) assessed the New Yearcelebrations across Western Visayas. Theone-strike policy gave chiefs of police 24 hours to solve a stray bulletincident or they would be relieved from their posts. “Mostof the physical injury cases were done by people who were under the influenceof alcohol,” she said.(Witha report from the Philippine National Police/PN)
… Rain hampers female finalCUMMINGS Lodge will play Carmel in the final of the 2019 ExxonMobil U-14 schools football tournament after semi-final action yesterday.Playing the first match of the day at the Ministry of Education ground in Carifesta Avenue, Cummings Lodge steamrolled Queenstown, 9-0.Cummings Lodge will play Carmel in the Boys’ final of the 2019 ExxonMobil U-14 schools football tournament.Helmet-tricks from Shiloh Admas (6th, 20th, 33rd and 44th) and Jitzak Martinez (16th, 18th, 22nd and 39th), accompanied by a lone strike from Antwan Samuels in the 15th minute, led the demolition of the Queenstown.The second game was a close contest between Carmel and Dolphin with the eventual winners taking the lead in the 10th minute through Shem James.And like clockwork, when Dolphin levelled the game in the 33rd with Dwayne James, Ian Daniele in the same minute restored the lead, sending his team to the final.In the Girls’ third place playoff, Charlestown thrashed Tucville 5-0. Donna Lowe, (2nd, 10th and 24th), Carletta Ross (6th and 11th) and Daniele Smith (30th) were the scorers.But before the female final – the ultimate game of the afternoon – could be played, the rains came and flooded the venue.Organiers Petra Organisation has indicated that a new date will be released shortly for that game while the male final is set for August 4.