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Cops tape guns to avoid indiscriminate firing


MANILA, Philippines–Starting Monday next week, service firearms of all policemen nationwide will be taped shut as the Philippine National Police aims for “gun-free” Christmas and New Year revelries to prevent cases of indiscriminate firing.   Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, PNP officer-in-charge, said in a statement Friday that a memorandum was issued to all members of the 150,000-strong […]

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gun control barely an issue as US elections near

In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks in support of Initiative 594, a measure seeking universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, Wednesday, in Seattle. AP

The latest U.S. school shooting claimed the lives of two students and the teenage shooter less than two weeks before congressional and statewide elections. It barely made a ripple in the final days of campaigning.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas gunman kills at least six, including children–police

Texas Houston Suburban Shooting

A lone gunman killed at least six people, most of them children, during a domestic dispute in Texas on Wednesday that triggered a tense ongoing standoff with armed police.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Media urged to join drive for gun control


A political party on Thursday called on media companies, organizations and practitioners to join the campaign for stricter gun control laws, saying the growing number of killings of journalists and politicians, as well as stray-bullet incidents, are all symptoms of uncontrolled gun proliferation in Philippine society.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangasinan town mayor held by NBI for guns released

After almost a week of detention for allegedly keeping unlicensed guns, Mayor Ernesto Balolong Jr. was released on Tuesday and reported for work at the town hall here on Wednesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »