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Philippines

23 September 2009

IRIN (UN News)

DAPIAWAN, Philippines — A .45 calibre pistol is tucked into the waistband of a tricycle driver as he speeds along a desolate stretch of highway that cuts through a Muslim rebel stronghold in the southern Philippine town of Datu Piang in Mindanao. "I can get attacked by bandits, rebels or my enemies, and my gun spells the difference between life and death," he told IRIN. Similar scenarios are played out across this strife-torn, southern island, where violence borne... (GunPolicy.org)

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