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Philippines. 2008 ‘Confiscation and Destruction of Firearms.’ 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), pp. 6, 12. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations. 31 March

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The relatively successful security preparations of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the 2007 local and national elections resulted to the confiscation of 203 firearms…

A symbolic destruction of more than 3,200 firearms was carried out on July 9, 2007… highlighting the international observance of "Small Arms destruction Day"… Close to 54,000 firearms of various types are due to be destroyed by the military at its supply units… which includes AK47, Garand, M14 and M16 rifles…1

The FED [Firearms and Explosives Division, Philippine National Police] only destroys those unserviceable confiscated, captured surrendered and deposited firearms; serviceable firearms are being re-issued to the personnel of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces.

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