MANILA — Four days before the New Year revelry, the number of stray bullet victims has increased to five in different parts of the country, Philippine National Police (PNP)–Public Information Office (PIO) head Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said on Sunday.
Mayor said that as noontime of Dec. 27, two people have been wounded in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) and one each in Region 1 (Ilocos), 4-A (Calabarzon) and the National Capital Region (NCR) since Dec. 16.
According to the PNP-PIO Chief, illegal firecrackers worth PhP603,681 were confiscated while three persons, including two civilians, were arrested due to unauthorized discharge of firearms.
The PNP earlier called on the public to immediately report cases of indiscriminate gun firing, especially as the New Year celebration draws closer. PNA/northboundasia.com