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13 January 2010

The National (Abu Dhabi)

MANILA // The Philippine government imposes a total ban on carrying firearms throughout the country today in the run-up to the general elections on May 10. As well, police and military units are moving throughout the nation to dismantle private armies in an attempt to keep political violence down. Police and the military have identified between 90 and 132 private armies and have designated more than 500 towns and municipalities as "hot spots" prone to election... (

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