Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Philippines. 2012 ‘Destruction - Stockpile Management.’ National Report of the Philippines on its Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA ITI); Section 5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Philippines to the United Nations. 28 March
10.5. In disposing of the surplus stocks, which of the following methods may be used (check relevant boxes)?
a) Destruction: YES
b) Sale to another State: [No response]
c) Donation to another State: [No response]
d) Transfer to another state agency: [No response]
e) Sale to civilians: [No response]
f) Sale or transfer to legal entities (e.g. museums, private security companies, etc.): [No response]
g) Other: [No response]
10.5.1. If (a) Destruction is checked for Q.10.5, which of the following methods are used (check relevant boxes)?
i) Burning or melting: YES
ii) Open-pit detonation: [No response]
iii) Cutting/shredding: [No response]
iv) Bending/crushing: [No response]
v) Dumping at sea: [No response]
vi) Burial on land: [No response]
vii) Other: [No response]
10.6. During the reporting period, has your country destroyed surplus stocks? YES
10.6.1. How many SALW were destroyed? Include details on destruction.
Both the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines have conducted destruction activities on their unserviceable weapons.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines destroys unserviceable military ordnance, including mortars less than 100mm. In May 2010, 2,000 pounds of unserviceable military ordnance were destroyed. In March 2011, in a ceremony which was presided by His Excellency President Benigno Aquino, a similar exercise was done as well. This was again repeated in February 2012.
The Philippine National Police has long been conducting ceremonial burning of unserviceable firearms, although not within this reporting period.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]