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19 August 2009

Agence France Presse

MANILA — Philippine police on Tuesday warned political warlords to turn in unlicensed firearms ahead of the May 2010 presidential vote to prevent bloodshed among rival candidates. National police chief Director General Jesus Versoza said there were an estimated 1.11 million unlicensed guns in the hands of civilians, private armies and Muslim and communist insurgents. This is on top of the estimated 1.8 million firearms in the hands of the police, military and... (

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