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Philippines. 2003 ‘Collection and Disposal.’ National Report of the Philippines on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 13. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations. 3 July
Collection and Disposal
As of December 2002, there are forty-five thousand (45,000) Confiscated, Captured, Surrendered and Deposited (CCSD) firearms in the Philippines.
The CCSD firearms and ammunition shall be disposed of in accordance with the Philippine National Police Directorate for Logistics Circular Nr 14 dated 25 May 1993. Such disposal applies to abandoned firearms. If no such claim is presented within five (5) years, the said items are reverted to government ownership by operation of law.
A symbolic destruction thru burning of more or less 6,500 small arms and light weapons was held on July 10, 2001, the 2nd day of the UN Conference on Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons1. Thereafter, these burned firearms were cut into pieces by acetylene torch that completely rendered them unserviceable/unusable. For the year 2002, considerable number of firearms were again destroyed. This time by means of road roller…