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    Quote Originally Posted by Strangeday View Post
    They have an inventory of M1’s they would be handing out
    Plus lots of M1 Carbines as well. Actually the Philippines has a huge inventory of small arms to draw from -



    The United States on Monday gave the Philippines hundreds of machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers, which a local commander said would be used against Islamist militants battling troops in a southern city.
    The weapons, including machine guns capable of firing thousands of rounds a minute, were handed over at a ceremony in Manila that highlighted a decade-old American counter-terrorism assistance programme to the Philippines worth about $150 million.

    “This equipment will enhance the (Philippine Marines’) counterterrorism capabilities, and help protect (troops) actively engaged in counterterrorism operations in the southern Philippines,” a US embassy statement said.
    Philippine Marines chief Major General Emmanuel Salamat said at the ceremony troops would use the weapons in the ongoing battle against Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi.

    The Philippines and the United States have for decades been close allies, and they are bound by a 1951 mutual defence treaty to protect each other if attacked.

    The United States is the Philippines’ biggest supplier of military hardware and arms. The equipment turned over on Monday was all new, according to US officers at the ceremony.
    It included four M134D Gatling-style machine guns, which are capable of firing thousands of rounds a minute, as well as 300 M4 assault rifles and 100 grenade launchers.

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    The Philippine Army (PA) confirmed Tuesday the acquisition of 63,000 brand-new automatic rifles which will be delivered and issued in several batches this year.Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, Army spokesperson, said that these new rifles are the M-4 which is worth P38,402 each.

    The entire order is estimated to be worth P2.4 billion.The M-4 is a shorter and lighter variant of the M-16A2 assault rifle. It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, shoulder-fired weapon with a telescoping stock and 14.5 inch (370 mm) barrel for easy close quarter combat.The rifle fires the .223 caliber, or 5.56-mm NATO round.

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    The “world’s largest 1911 pistol manufacturer” recently inked a deal to keep the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the .45 ACP business for the near future.

    Armscor, founded in the Philippines in 1905, is owned by Squires Bingham International and includes such popular affiliates as Rock Island Armory. The company announced on Nov. 19 they had signed a deal with the AFP for 50,000 handguns described as “Cal .45 high capacity Pistol M1911.” The contract, signed at military headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo, was billed by both sides as “a Rebirth of Defense Self-Reliance,” and a move towards more domestic involvement in military contracts.

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    On the 5th of October, China and the Philippines held a handover ceremony for 3,000 rifles in Manilla. China has donated another 3,000 rifles to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines in an effort to aid the countries war on drugs and terrorism.

    The Norinco CQ-A5b rifles are M4 clones introduced by the Chinese company in 2006, the donation, reportedly worth $4.4 million, also included 3 million round of ammunition and 90 optics. This follows a similar donation of 3,000 rifles of various types and 6 million rounds of ammunition handed over in June.

    The hand over ceremony was not attended by President Duterte but a number of high ranking officials from both China and the Philippines attended including: Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua and the Philippine army chief General Eduardo Ano. Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said: “The donation demonstrates that China firmly supports the Philippines’ campaign against ISIS-inspired terrorism.”

    The US made a similar transfer of arms and equipment back in June, donating 300 M4 carbines, 200 Glock 21 pistols, 4 M134D Gatling-style machine guns and 100 M203 grenade launchers and 25 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft at a ceremony at the US embassy. The donations of equipment from both nations come as the Philippine’s ramp up their campaign against ISIS affiliated militants that seized the city of Marawi in May.


    With the Philippines hosting a series of regional defense meetings this week as part of its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), there has been a burst of activity on security issues, including in Manila’s relationships with key bilateral partners. Among these were Russia-Philippines defense ties, which saw both sides realize some boosts that they had been previewing in recent weeks.

    Sure enough, we have been seeing those developments play out this week. On Tuesday, Lorenzana and Shoygu signed the Russia-Philippines Agreement for Military-Technical Cooperation at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on the sidelines of the 4th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus).

    Few details were publicly disclosed about the agreement. But Philippine officials had said that it would help both sides further establish the framework necessary for them to continue to make progress on defense ties given the new nature of the relationship. The agreement touched on areas including research, production support, and joint exercises and training.

    Then, on Wednesday, Duterte witnessed the expected turnover of Russian weapons to the Philippines at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila. This included 5,000 units of AK-74M Kalashnikov assault rifles, one million pieces of ammunition, 5,000 steel helmets, and 20 multi-purpose trucks from the Russian government.

    Russia’s defense ministry director Maj. Gen. Aleksandr Kshimovskiy and Philippine defense undersecretary Raymundo Elefante signed the certificate of donation for the arms and equipment unloaded at Pier 15 yesterday.

    Earlier this month, Lorenzana said the military equipment from Russia would be used to fight terrorism.

    “We will have the Kalashnikov,” he said in a speech to troops, adding that Russia wanted to keep the donation secret.

    Moscow’s gift would follow China’s donation of more than 6,000 assault rifles and 100 sniper rifles, among the fruits of Duterte’s efforts to form partnerships with two arms-producing powers that are rivals to the United States.

    The United States has for decades been the Philippines’ defense treaty ally and its biggest source or hardware and training, providing about $1 billion in equipment since 2000.
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    So they’re friends with the big 3, getting arms from all 3, and possibly two “mutual defence” pacts at least.

    Canada? At least 2 are grumpy with us because we’ve tried to help the other. Russia essentially ignores us.

    Canada is the banana republic on the decline, Philippines are on the way up and out of that status.

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    Oh if only we were a republic. With actual citizens instead of subjects.

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    The Philippine military likes collecting different types of guns pretty well as much as Imelda Marcos like collecting shoes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1917 Enfield View Post
    Imagine if we had leaders like this in Canada!
    If they beat us in the 'garbage war of 2019' he might be!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewbud View Post
    If they beat us in the 'garbage war of 2019' he might be!!
    Lol. Good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petamocto View Post
    ...Imagine how much society must have collapsed before you're forced to admit "Our police have proven to be incapable of handling this situation"...
    Clearly, the police are not there, on the scene, to "...handle the situation...", as the 'barangay captains' might be.

    Like it or not, police cannot be everywhere, even in a country with 7641 islands.
    Retired Maryland State Police Captain Jack McCauley speaking in the Maryland Senate for CCW reform:
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