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Philippines. 2003 ‘Firearm Numbers.’ National Report of the Philippines on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations. 3 July
[A] total of 284,100 loose firearms were recorded as of December 2002.
This estimate consisted of 189,766 unre-registered firearms, 45 lost firearms and a total of 94,313 loose firearms are under the hands of the CCP/NPA, MILF, MBG, CRIMINAL GROUPS and other similar groups…
As of December 31, 2002, there are a total of 814,562 registered and licensed firearms nationwide wherein 243,253 are owned by businessmen, 150,345 by of private individuals, 128,838 by private employees, 93,688 by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, 82,811 are owned by government employees and officials, 37,468 by professionals, 30,711 are owned by government entities, 14,621 by elected officials, 13,369 by retired AFP/PNP, 10, 353 are owned by private entities, 8,500 by retired government employees and officials, and 605 by retired private employees.