Ozamiz mayor, family members surrender guns

Dynah Diestro, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 15 2016 10:45 PM

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Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo "Aldong" Parojinog and family members surrendered their high-powered firearms to the Ozamiz City Police Station. Photo courtesy of Manny Francisco Ronquillo Jr.

Ozamiz City - Mayor Reynaldo "Aldong" Parojinog, his daughter Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog, and son Councilor Ricardo "Ardot" Parojinog turned over their high-powered firearms to the Ozamiz City Police Station on Monday.

Sixteen firearms were deposited at the city police station after PNP Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa revoked the licenses of their firearms.

Of the 16 firearms, 13 of these are owned by Mayor Parojinog while 3 others were owned by Councilor Parojinog. Vice Mayor Parojinogs's firearm was reported as lost in Camp Crame.

According to Misamis Occidental Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Edgar Daniel, Mayor Parojinog has yet to turn over one short firearm.

Police officers detailed as Mayor's Parojinog's security escorts were also recalled by Regional Director Chief Superintendent Noel Constantino. They were advised to report to their respective stations.

According to Mayor Parojinog, they are willing to comply what is required of them in order to clear their names.

He also said that their support for Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs continues despite losing their operational and administrative control and supervision of the city's police.