Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Capie, David. 2002 ‘Philippines: Private production.’ Small Arms Production and Transfers in South East Asia (146), p. 71. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University. 1 January
Philippines: Private production
According to the PNP's Firearms and Explosives Division (FED), in April 1998 there were 45 legal manufacturers of small arms, 522 authorised dealers and 133 gun repair shops in the country.
The largest concentration of these producers is around Danao City and Mandaue City in the Visayas, where arms production has been a way of life for decades.
In Danao, there are estimated to be 3000 gun-smiths at work and as many as 25,000 people are believed to rely on the gun trade for their livelihood.