Isabela mayor surrenders firearms


ILAGAN CITY, Isabela: Mayor Leticia Sebastian of Jones town voluntarily surrendered high-powered firearms with expired licenses owned by his slain brother, former Mayor Jesus Sebastian. Senior Insp. Samuel Lopez, police chief, said Sebastian surrendered one Carbine with 11 pieces of bullets, M1 Garand with eight bullets and four caliber 76 firearms. The mayor’s brother-in-law, Carlos Rustia, and Jones municipal engineer Johnny Lazaro also turned in their caliber 5.56 and caliber 45 firearms whose licenses have expired. The surrender of the firearms is in response to Gov. Faustino Dy 3rd’s Executive Order 21 in support of the police’s “Operation Bakal” program.


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