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Philippines. 2015 ‘Selected Statements on Firearm Seizures.’ Annual Report 2015, pp. 37-48. Manila: Philippine National Police. 31 December
Campaign against Criminal Gangs.
Operations against criminal gangs resulted in the disbandment of 105 gangs and arrest of 1,099 gang members, recovery of 374 assorted firearms, and the filing of 602 cases in courts. (p. 37)
Campaign against Loose Firearms.
8,667 firearms were confiscated in violation of Republic Act No.10591 (Comprehensive Firearms Law) while 1,826 were recovered and 1,218 firearms were surrendered. Consequently, a total of 8,736 persons were arrested, and 6,010 cases were filed in court. (p. 38)
Campaign against Private Armed Groups.
Five members of PAGs were arrested and three firearms recovered.(p. 38)
Campaign against CPP-NPA-NDF (CNN).
The PNP figured in 13 government-initiated encounters that resulted in five NPA killed, four captured, and two wounded in police operations, while 29 light weapons and small firearms were confiscated. In other operations against the NPA, 14 surrendered and 29 arrested, and 10 light weapons and small firearms were confiscated. (p. 48)
Campaign against Southern Philippines Secessionist Groups (SPSGs).
Eight government-initiated encounters against SPSGs were reported for the period that resulted in one SPSG killed and five captured in police operations. In other operations against SPSGs, 15 were arrested and six light weapons and small firearms were confiscated. (p. 48)