Twelve days after the election period have started, Central Luzon police have already confiscated 83 firearms including 8 deadly weapons, 4 grenades and 475 ammunition in line with the stern implementation of Comelec Resolution 10446 (Gun ban). 
            PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL bared that thru the different police operations conducted from January 13 to 24, 2019, 47 individuals were already arrested while 33 died in legitimate police operations, most of whom during shootout with authorities while evading checkpoints.
           "We will have no let-up in the conduct of our preemptive measures being implemented as part of our security preparations in line with the forthcoming 2019 mid-term elections this May. Time and again, I appeal to the public to cooperate with us so that we will have a smooth sailing election period especially in the implementation of our security protocols including the conduct of checkpoint operations and the enforcement of Gun Ban which means the bearing, carrying and transporting of firearms and other deadly weapons and other prohibitive acts during the period are not allowed. I urged the public to be alert and vigilant while passing through a PNP-COMELEC checkpoint and to immediately report any possible irregularities committed by our police personnel,” PRO3 Regional Director JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said.