CLOSE to 100 shooting enthusiasts from all over Baguio and Benguet take centerstage Aug. 28 to 29 for the 1st PNP Press Corps-Police Regional Office-Cordillera Administrative Region invitational shooting competition.

The 105 rounds, Level 1, Philippine Practical Shooting Association-sanctioned competition is composed of five stages, one short, two medium and two long courses to be held at the Prime Hills shooting range in Taloy Sur, Tuba.

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PNP Press Corps Pro-Cor president Dexter See said the two day fun shoot aims to generate 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.

"We are all set and very excited considering this event is for a good cause," said See.

The competition is done in cooperation with Smart Communications, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Armando Velasco and Chief Supt. Villamor Bumanglag, Pro-Cor regional director.

Initial supporters of the shooting competition include the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco), Philex Mining Corporation, Royalco Philippines Inc., University of Baguio (UB), SM City Baguio, and Department of Transportation and Communications - Cordillera Administrative Region.

Also supporting the event are the Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR), DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Office, Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), Benguet Provincial Police Office, Abra Provincial Police Office, Kalinga Provincial Police Office, Mountain Province Provincial Police Office and Benguet Board Member Nelson Dangwa.

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