New Year revelries ‘peaceful’ in Northern Mindanao

New Year revelries ‘peaceful’ in Northern Mindanao

The Police Regional Office in Region 10 ( has reported zero incidents of firecracker-related injuries as well as indiscriminate firing during the New Year.

New Year revelries ‘peaceful’ in Northern Mindanao
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the midnight display during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Getty Images

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Jan. 01, 2020) – The Police Regional Office in Region 10 (PRO-10) has reported zero incidents of firecracker-related injuries as well as indiscriminate firing during the New Year revelries.

This despite the seizure of illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics by the various police units around Northern Mindanao, PRO-10 said in a statement on January 1.
Brig. Gen. Rolando Anduyan, PRO-10 director, described the New Year celebration as “peaceful and injury-free,” thanking the public for cooperating with authorities.
Anduyan, however, noted that PRO-10 recorded two cases of “illegal discharge of firearms” in Camiguin and Bukidnon provinces, resulting in the seizure of two calibers .45 pistols and ammunition.

PRO-10 said the two suspects were all drunk during the incidents, and appropriate charges have been filed against them.

As of 6 a.m. on January 1, PRO-10 said police in the region seized hundreds of illegal firecrackers in the Misamis Oriental towns of Opol, Villanueva, Manticao, and Magsaysay; in Misamis Occidental cities of Ozamiz and Tangub City; and in Bukidnon city of Valencia.

Anduyan said PRO-10 deployed around 1,304 police officers on the field for general law enforcement and public safety duties. (Nef Luczon/PNA)

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