CAMP FLORENDO, La Union: Some 549 people were arrested for various election offenses and 119 firearms were seized by the police here in line with the campaign for “Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) 2016”. Chief Supt. Ericson Velasquez, Police Regional Office 1 director, said that Pangasinan police arrested 278 persons; Ilocos Sur –102; La Union – 96; and Ilocos Norte –73 individuals. Firearms confiscated were: Pangasinan – 62; La Union – 21; Ilocos Sur – 23; and Ilocos Norte –13. Meanwhile, a total of 84 political candidates and 265 civilians have deposited their firearms in compliance with the Comelec gun ban.
William Jun Garcia