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Police start ‘visiting’ gun owners

POLICE have started going house to house as part of their campaign to urge gun owners to renew their firearms license. As of October, there were 21,592 firearms with expired license in Central Visayas, Supt. Rex Derillo, chief of the Firearms, Explossives Security Service Agency and Guards Supervisory Section (FESSAGSS), said in yesterday’s Talakayan sa [...]

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Unofficial poll shows respondents want total gun ban imposed

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Majority of the respondents that joined an unofficial poll conducted by INQUIRER.net want the government to impose a total gun ban during the holidays in the Philippines.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

800 ‘hot’ towns on Comelec watch list

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Police on Friday said they were closely watching more than 800 towns identified as “election watch-list areas” in 80 provinces as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday set about erecting the system of security checkpoints across the country for the entire five-month election period.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec blinks, says Aquino exempted from gun ban

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President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections is now singing a different tune on the issue of exempting President Aquino from the election gun ban.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Gun control, not gun ban’

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Sen. Gregorio Honasan II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Instead of a total gun ban, groups on both sides of the gun debate on Thursday urged senators to pass a bill that would enforce stricter gun controls to prevent crimes related to loose firearms.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino shoots down gun ban

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A total gun ban will disarm only law-abiding citizens and leave the criminals to prowl the streets, President Aquino said Wednesday as he rejected calls for such a ban being imposed in the country.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Call for total gun ban up

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The death of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella by celebratory gunfire in Caloocan City on New Year’s Eve and the shooting rampage three days later in Kawit town in Cavite province that left eight people dead and 12 others wounded on Friday have drawn attention to a number of gun-control measures that have been rotting in Congress.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Nicole a born entertainer, says grandma

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With a seemingly unlimited source of energy, Stephanie Nicole Ella, the 7-year-old girl hit and killed by celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve, entertained everyone in her family, according to her grandmother.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace mulls total ban on firecrackers, guns

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Amid the public outrage over the death from New Year celebratory gunfire of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella, Malacañang has received proposals for an absolute ban on firecrackers and a total gun ban, according to deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec expands list of gov’t bodies exempted from gun ban

Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has expanded the list of government institutions exempted from the total gun ban beginning January next year when the campaign period officially starts.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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