By Vince Nonato, VERA Files
The Philippine National Police recorded 655 arrests for the violation of election gun ban so far, an improvement from previous election periods.
Meanwhile, 545 firearms were confiscated, along with 19 replicas, 213 bladed weapons, 68 grenades and 290 other deadly weapons, according to data as of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Although the election period still has 14 days to go before it is officially declared ended, the number of gun ban violations has gone down from that in 2010 barangay elections.
During the 50-day election period in 2010, 1,010 people were arrested. Confiscated were 825 firearms, 62 explosives and 242 bladed weapons.
This year, during the much-longer election period from January to June, 3,683 were arrested. Confiscated were 3,578 firearms, 163 gun replicas, 1,079 bladed weapons and 754 explosives.
Department of Interior and Local Government Manuel “Mar” Roxas II specifically commended PNP for its implementation of the election gun ban.
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