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EDGEDAVAO P 15.00 • 20 PAGES Yehey, we are VOL.5 ISSUE 6 • MARCH 11-12, 2012 Serving a seamless society Special Supplement Page S1 Indulge! Page A1 PNP chief praises Sara on gun ban n Director General Bartolome says gun ban ‘necessary’ By Jade C. Zaldivar Starmobile Page 12 now a daily! P HILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome said Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio made the right decision by declaring a month-long gun ban here. Bartolome said implementing a gun ban during “such a big event” would be best for the city. “Yes, it was for the best. In fact the PNP supports decisions such as this. We approved the same requests during the celebrations of Sinulog, Ati-atihan, and yung Panagbenga. The same ang ginawa natin,” Bartolome told Edge Davao. The PNP chief said during events that would suddenly raise the density of people and concentrate thousands of people in one area, the city executive has the right to order a gun ban within the locality. “Yes it is necessary. While marami ang tao, it would also give people a peace of mind. Kailangan pantaypantay, walang magdadala ng baril,” Bartolome said in an interview March 10 at the Philippine Women’s College during the Rotary International Conference of District 3860 (Discon 2012) where he was guest speaker. have Central 911’s chief operations officer Ret. Col. Verner Monsanto replaced following numerous complaints received by the city on the performance of the emergency response unit, including her own observation. “Actually I was asked what is the status of Col. Monsanto because (the paper designating Capili as OIC) has not yet been signed. Habang wala pa napirmahan, si Col. Monsanto gihapon in principle (ang head sa 911) but kaganina si Capili na ang nagrepresent sa 911,” she said after the city’s Athletes Appreciation Night held at the Garden Oasis. The executive order that would formally designate Capili to the position has been printed out but is yet been signed by the mayor. She clarified Saturday that the paper is already with her but she has not yet signed it as it’s a weekend and will only be formally endorsed to the Records Division first thing Monday morning. Asked whether Monsanto will be re-assigned, the mayor said: “He is a coterminous employee of the City Mayor’s Office. He will be recalled back to the City Mayor’s Office.” The mayor also bared that Monsanto has not tendered his resignation. “Wala siya nag-resign. I think nagahulat siya sa akoa. (He did not resign. I think he’s Mayor names new 911 chief D AVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio appointed a officer in charge of Central 911, the city’s much-vaunted emergency response unit. “I have talked to Assistant City Administrator Erwin Alparaque and their (Central 911) second in command is Capili. Si Capili na ang OIC,” Duterte-Carpio said in an interview Friday. The city mayor is referring to Pepito Capili, officer in charge of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Alparaque is concurrently human resource management officer of the city. The lady mayor on March 5 said she’d FPNP, 13 FMAYOR, 13 Motoring Page 15 Follow us on FESTIVE. A lone man enjoys a leisurely ride in spacious C.M. Recto early Saturday morning. But no more once the 75th Araw ng Davao shakes this main thoroughfare with civil-military parade and street dancing next week. [KARLOS MANLUPIG]

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