Former Capiz town mayor nabbed for firing gun inside gov’t office

first_imgLocsin served as mayor of President Roxas from 1968 untilthe 1986 People Power Revolution broke out./PN ROXAS City – Former mayor Ramon Locsin of President Roxas,Capiz was hospitalized after his arrest around 4 p.m. on Monday for allegedlyfiring guns inside a government facility in Barangay Cabugcabug in the saidtown. Locsin will be slapped with charges for alarm andscandal, illegal discharge and possession of firearms, Capiz Police ProvincialOffice director Colonel Canilo Fuentes told Panay News. Locsin was brought to the Bailan District Hospital inPanitan Capiz after his blood pressure shoot up but was later transferred to a privatehospital in this city. He was reportedly confined at the intensive care unit. Recovered from Locsin were two .40-caliber pistols withlive bullets. Several empty slugs were also found in the area.. “Mga bandang 3 p.m.merong nag-inform sa akin na concerned citizen. May nagpapaputok daw ng baril saResource Livelihood Center owned by the LGU (local government unit),” theprovince’s top cop said. center_img Fuentes added: “Nagrespondi yung PMFC natin doon atcaught in the act talaga na si DonRamon Locsin ay nagpapaputok ng baril.” Locsin reportedly used a municipal-owned building nearhis residence as firing range, said Fuentes. “Yung pinakita nyawas permit to carry permit to carry firearms outside residence pero hindi ‘yun sapat;  dapatmeron syang permit to possess atfirearms registration,” he added. A resident nearby tipped off Fuentes through a textmessage after several shots were heard from the area. Fuentes then requestedassistance from the town’s Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC). last_img

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