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3 August 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police Tuesday said it will start accepting applications for gun licenses under a new firearms amnesty program on Aug. 1. The amnesty program, approved by Malacañang earlier this month, aims to reduce gun-related violence in next year's presidential election. Police estimate there are roughly 1.1 million unregistered firearms around the country. At the launch of its national secretariat for the Firearms Control Program... (

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