TACLOBAN CITY-Authorities arrested a 47-year-old village chairman after a gun was recovered from his possession as the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) was ongoing in a barangay in Catbalogan City on Monday (Oct.30).

The suspect, married and a resident of the town, faced charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591, or illegal possession of firearms, in relation to Commission on Election (Comelec) Resolution No. 10918

Police said the incident happened around 12:30 pm, Monday, outside the gate of Samar State University’s main campus.

Elements of Catbalogan City Police Station said they were responding to police assistance due to an alleged commotion in the area, which resulted in the arrest of the suspect.

During the search incidental to the lawful arrest, a 9mm caliber pistol marked Glock 19, was recovered in the possession and control of the suspect, according to the information released by the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas. (RONALD O. REYES)