TUBA, Benguet -- The PNP Press Corps-Cordillera and the Police Regional Office (PRO) in the Cordillera are inviting gun enthusiasts to participate in the upcoming 1st PNP Press Corps-PRO-COR Invitational Cup Level I PPSA-sanctioned shooting competition.

The event will be held on August 28 to 29 at the Prime Hills firing range, Taloy Sur.

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The competition will start at 8 a.m. after the ceremonial shoot to be performed by the supporters of the fund-raising activity.

The competition is done in cooperation with Smart Communications, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Armando Velasco and Chief Superintendent Villamor Bumanglag, PRO-Cordillera director.

Shooting enthusiasts are invited to participate in the open competition considering the event is aimed at generating sufficient funds to construct a PNP public action center in front of the Baguio City Police Office. The center will also serve as an information center for local residents and tourists.

Initial supporters of the shooting competition include the Benguet Electric Cooperative, Philex Mining Corporation, Royalco Philippines Inc., University of Baguio, SM City Baguio, Department of Transportation and Communications-Cordillera Administrative Region, Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera Administrative Region, DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Office, Baguio City Police Office, Benguet Provincial Police Office, Abra Provincial Police Office, Kalinga Provincial Police Office, Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB), Mountain Province Provincial Police Office and Benguet Board Member Nelson Dangwa.

The PNP Press Corps is still awaiting commitments from other supporters in order to realize the construction of the PNP public action center to cater to the needs of the general public.

Registration fee for the shooting competition is fixed at P650 for both civilians and law enforcers, inclusive of food considering that the activity is a fund raising event.

Robert Tabay, overall project coordinator, said the Level 1, Philippine Practical Shooting Association-sanctioned competition is composed of five stages, one short, two medium and two long courses, which is equivalent to at least 105 rounds. (Dexter A. See)