|SPO1 Toby Bongon|
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Bongon admitted that the ceremonial taping makes it difficult for the cops to use the firearms for legitimate purposes, but recognized that they have to comply with the directive to assure the public of their safety.
He also clarified that police are no longer allowed to fire warning shots, and that the same must only be used as a last recourse.
The gun muzzle tape will be removed on January 4.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM