BCPO to get Glock pistols
The Bacolod City Police Office is one of the priorities of the Philippine National Police to receive the brand-new Glock 17-generation 4, 9mm pistols given by President Benigno Aquino at the turnover ceremonies held at the Camp Crame in Quezon City, recently.
Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, BCPO acting officer-in-charge, said yesterday they expect the Glock 17-generation 4, 9mm pistols to arrive in early September.
Also among the priorities for the firearms distribution are the Iloilo City Police Office and Aklan Provincial Police Office, he said.
Ordaniel said there will be a shooting competition for Western Visayas policemen using the Glock 17 pistols in September this year so they will be distributed before that.
He said that, in the BCPO, 188 policemen with the ranks of Police Officers 2 and up, and some personnel have yet to be issued firearms.
Ordaniel said it is their benefit if all the 188 policemen are issued service firearms, but as of press time yesterday, he did not have the total number of pistols to be expected from the 22,603 given by Aquino.
Meanwhile, Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales was the over-all champion in the three-day Iloilo City Director’s Cup held at the Iloilo Gun Club Incorporated Firing Range in Brgy. Ticud, Lapaz, Iloilo, recently.
Rosales, who used a .9 mm caliber pistol in the Production division, won the first place in the lawman and civilian categories. He was also the champion in the aggregates category in the same division, police records show.*SGG
6 hurt in vehicular accident
A Ceres Liner passenger bus skidded on the slippery highway in Sitio Alimango, Brgy. Damgo in EB Magalona Sunday, causing injuries to its driver and five others, police said.
The bus, driven by Willy Mag-aso, that was on its way to Victorias City from Bacolod, also hit a concrete fence, when it fell into a shallow canal.
Injured were driver Mag-aso, Ceres inspector John Rey Baseco, and four passengers, whose identities were not available, as of press time.
Investigations by the EB Magalona police Traffic Section showed that Mag-aso was trying to avoid hitting Baseco, who suddenly crossed the highway, when the accident took place.
These injured were brought to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.*GPB