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8 January 2010 (Philippines)

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police renewed its call to the Senate to pass a pending legislation imposing stiffer penalties for possession of illegal firearms, saying the move will greatly help in the dismantling of partisan armed groups before the May elections. PNP Director General Jesus Verzosa made the appeal after the signing of the memorandum of agreement with the Commission on Elections inwhich the police will be expected to keep peace and order... (

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