Benhur Abalos

Abalos chides police colonel in indiscriminate firing

November 29, 2023 Joel dela Torre 130 views

LOCAL Government Secretary Benhur Abalos yesterday said that the police colonel in an unprovoked gun-firing incident should not be provided the privilege to own and possess a gun.

Abalos directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately confiscate the three licensed firearms under the name of Lt. Col. Mark Julio Abong as a result of his conduct outside a restobar in Scout Rallos, Quezon City which is unbecoming to a police official.

The DILG chief’s order came after the PNP Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) revoked the licenses for all three firearms of Abong.

“Hindi dapat bigyan ng pribilehiyo na magmay-ari o magdala ng baril ang sinumang hindi responsable o mapagkakatiwalaan na humawak nito. Kahit pa siya ay isang alagad ng batas,” Abalos said.