By Julliane Love De Jesus
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 […]
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.
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By Jerome Aning
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.
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.