Citation(s) from the literature library

Philippines. 2013 ‘Selected Statements on Firearm Seizures.’ Annual Report 2013, pp. 48-62. Manila: Philippine National Police. 31 December

Relevant contents

Campaign against Criminal Gangs

Operations against criminal gangs resulted in the neutralization of 153 gangs and 885 members, recovery of 139 assorted firearms and the filing of 263 cases in courts. (p.48)

Campaign against Loose Firearms

Firearms confiscated for violation of Republic Act No. 8294 increased by 22% from 7,957 for CY 2012 to 9,706 for CY 2013 and 49% increase from 177 to 264 firearms confiscated from Private Armed Groups (PAGs). Consequently, a total of 6,646 persons were arrested and 4,701 cases were filed in courts. (p. 49)

Campaign against CPP-NPA-NDF (CNN)

The PNP figured In 20 government-initiated encounters that resulted in 14 NPA killed, two wounded, and two captured. Thirty-nine high-powered and five low-powered firearms were recovered. In other operations against the CPP-NPA, 38 were arrested. 16 surrendered, and five high-powered and 21 low-powered firearms were recovered. (p. 58)

Campaign against Southern Philippines Secessionist Groups (SPSGs)

Sixteen government-initiated encounters against SPSGs were reported that resulted in 23 SPSG killed, seven captured and one wounded. Twenty-two high powered and one low powered firearms were recovered. On other operations against SPSGs, 19 were arrested, 38 surrendered. Seven high powered firearms were recovered during the period. (p. 59)

National and Local Elections

From the start of the election period on January 13 up to the end of election period on June 13, 2013, a total of 3,720 persons were apprehended of which 3,433 were civllians, 52 PNP personnel, 23 AFP personnel, 42 government officials, seven law enforcement agency personnel, four BJMP personnel, one BFP personnel, 154 security guards and four CAFGU members. Further, a total of 3,612 assorted firearms were confiscated classified as follows: four machine guns; 1,206 pistols; 1,213 revolvers; 43 machine pistols; 25 grenade launchers; 368 rifles; 452 shotguns; 301 sumpak/improvised including 32,863 other deadly weapons/explosives. (p. 62)

ID: Q13475

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.