The leadership of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office apologized to hundreds of applicants who failed to get the service offered during the recent Pulis Natin caravan, which was supposed to provide frontline services to the public.
Instead of servicing 600 expected clients, only 288 were accommodated after the Regional Finance Service ran out of official receipts.
Among the clients are those applying for renewal of their License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) and Firearms Registration coming from all over the province.
Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Raul M. Tacaca said that they understood the frustration of the members of the public due to the inconvenience caused by the shortage of ORs but they cannot accept payments without the ORs.
The Pulis Natin Caravan was initiated by the Police Community Affairs Development Group from Camp Crame. Ironically, the caravan is similar to the local government unit’s Business One Stop Shop and was meant to bring police services closer to the people.
Tacaca vows for a better conduct of the caravan after “defects and weaknesses have been identified and noted.”