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Philippines

29 February 2012

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines — More than 27,000 Philippine police officers — about a fifth of the national force — do not have government-issued guns, prompting many of them to rely on their own guns to battle criminals and insurgents, officials said Wednesday. Like the underfunded Philippine military, one of Asia's weakest, the 140,000-strong police have struggled with scarce funds and weapons while dealing with widespread crimes, decades-long communist and Muslim... (GunPolicy.org)

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