Law enforcers in Northern Mindanao collared 71 violators of the gun ban imposed by the Commissions on Elections (Comelec) as part of security preparations for the barangay election on Monday. Supt. Michael Pareja, spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 10, on Saturday said that of the 71 arrested, the PNP seized 41 assorted firearms, 42 bladed weapons, and 192 various kinds of ammunitions. He said that the apprehensions were made from Sept. 28, 2013 to Oct. 25, 2013 in coordination with the Comelec and other law enforcement agencies through check points established in various areas in the region. Pareja also said that the Joint Peace and Coordinating Center has also activated the Regional Election Monitoring Action Center down to the Provincial/City Police Offices and Municipal Police Stations.