Citation(s) from the Gun Policy News media archive
ABS-CBN News (Manila), Column
17 July 2009
As of May 2009, the Philippine National Police reported 1,110,277 loose firearms in the country.
The PNP defines loose firearms as those rifles, muskets, carbines, shot guns, revolvers, pistols and similar weapons that are not registered or have expired licenses, or are in the possession of a person other than the registered owner.
Of the total number, 15,676 are supposedly with the "threat groups," while 5,726 are with criminal elements.