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Four cops have been arrested for firing their guns on New Year’s Eve. 

In an interview on ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda, Philippine National Police (PNP) Public Information Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said one of the four is also being considered a suspect for injuring a civilian in one of the recorded stray bullet cases. 

“Medyo mahirap nga patunayan ito pero talagang masusing pagtitiyagaan talaga ito ng ating kapulisan. They will have to identify the slug, connect it with the source or the firearm, as well as connect the firearm to the owner,” Sindac told ABS-CBN.
(It's going to be difficult to prove this but we will try our best to solve this.)
The suspects are now in restrictive custody and are facing possible dismissal if proven guilty, he said.

As of Thursday, the PNP has recorded a total of 28 stray bullet cases with 1 leading to a fatality.

But Sindac noted that the number is slightly down compared from last year’s 40 stray bullet incidents from December 16 to January 2.

He added: “Ang buong pagdiriwang natin mula kapaskuhan hanggang pagsalubong natin ng bagong taon ay naging generally peaceful on a national level aside from those isolated cases, naging mapayapa naman.”
(The country's whole celebration from Christmas to New Year has been generally peaceful. Aside from isolated cases, our celebration has been peaceful.)


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