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8 December 2009

Manila Bulletin

Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales said Tuesday there are at least 132 private armed groups throughout the country which the government is seeking to dismantle, and more than one million loose firearms that need to be accounted for. Gonzales said if left unchecked, these PAGs will have a big impact on the 2010 that could "subvert the true will of our people." Meanwhile, top officials of the Defense Department, along with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and... (

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