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Philippines. 2010 ‘Awareness-raising.’ 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); Section 11, pp. 16-17. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations. 1 January

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Awareness-raising

i) Please describe any public awareness and confidence-building programmes on the problems and consequences of the illicit trade in SALW in all its aspects that your country has developed and implemented (including the public destruction of surplus weapons and the voluntary surrender of SALW). (II.20)

The PNP constantly solicits the support and active involvement of civil society by conducting conferences through regional and provincial sorties with owners of private security agencies, companies and guard forces, recognized gun clubs, dealers and manufacturers of firearms and explosives, businessmen and other civic and non-governmental organizations on matters relative to new or updated rules and regulations on firearms and explosives. Ceremonial burnings are also conducted. The last ceremonial burning was conducted in 2007, which destroyed 32,726 assorted firearms…

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