Some 132 loose firearms were surrendered by individuals/groups in Pikit and were formally turned over to the Armed Forces of the Philippines today. The surrender came after the massive call of Pikit LGU to support the national government’s Balik-Baril program.
Present during the formal turn over were Pikit Mun Mayor Sumulong Sultan, Mun Vice Mayor Muhyrin Sultan, CPPO PD Sr. Supt Maximo Layugan, and Gov Emmylou “Lala” Talino-Mendoza who lauded Pikitenos for responding to the call to uphold peace and development.
On the part of the military, present were 6th ID Commander BGEN Cirilito E. Sbejana, 602nd IB Commander Alfredo Rosario, Jr. Pikit. The military lauded the Pikitenos for being taking active role in the quest for genuine peace in the land.
(Jimmy Sta Cruz/Roville Ann Sotto – PGO IDCD//Photos by Sidney Nanini)