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PH gets 3,000 more assault rifles from China

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Most of the rifles will be turned over to the elite cops of the Philippine police, the Special Action Force

NEW GUNS. (L-R) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Chinese Ambassado Zhao Jianhua, and AFP chief General Eduardo Ano check the new assault rifles from China on October 5, 2017. Photo from SN1 Donald Viluan PN/PAOAFP

US rifles purchase pushing through – Dela Rosa

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Despite President Duterte s announcement of a cancellation the PNP insists it has his blessing to push through with it

PNP, US TIES. PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa is flanked by US Embassy officials during the donation of antiterrorism equipment in early September. PNP PIO file photo

Duterte to PNP: Cancel purchase of US assault rifles

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the PNP will just have to buy rifles from another source

NOT A LOSS. Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Philippines would not lose anything if the United States stops its sale of weapons to the country. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

US cancellation of rifles sale a 'great opportunity,' says CPP

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:28 AM

The Communist Party of the Philippines is against equipping the police with long firearms saying it is a US supported tactic against communist rebels

PEACE TALKS. Communist rebels in the Philippines are talking peace with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Rappler photo

US Supreme Court lets stand state assault weapons bans

Jun 20, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The US Supreme Court effectively upholds state bans on military style assault weapons declining to hear a challenge to bans on guns like the one used to kill 49 people in Orlando earlier this month

PROTEST. A demonstrator from CodePink holds up a banner as National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks a week after the shooting of 20 school children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / AFP

Aquino: Filipinos no longer see soldiers as butchers

Aug 14, 2014 - 1:50 PM

The days of Jovito Palparan are over says the President

NEW ASSAULT RIFLES: President Benigno Aquino III leads the ceremonial turnover of M4 assault rifles. Malacañang photo

Kenyan troops kill 5 suspects after coastal massacres – officials

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:36 AM

A military source says the five were killed by soldiers but that other suspected attackers escaped


AK-47: NPA rebels' weapon of choice

Jun 11, 2014 - 5:10 PM

NPA rebels in Mindanao started brandishing their AK 47s at about the same time that some 1 000 of these assault rifles were bought by a businessman based in the region

Jim Carrey apologizes to gun owners

Jul 09, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Actor sorry for insulting tweets but still against assault weapons

DIFFERENT TACK. 'I was wrong,' the comedian said to 'assault rifle fans,' as he called them