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Philippines: Crazy About Guns
Asia Times (Hong Kong)
23 January 2003
MANILA -- As the so-called "second front" in the war against terrorism, the Philippines has received a massive amount of military aid from the United States. The administration of US President George W Bush has pledged the Philippine government more than US$100 million in military equipment alone; this includes transport vehicles, high-tech gadgets, and a whole lot of weapons -- some 30,000 M-16 rifles, to be exact.