illegal firearms - updates

Rappler's latest stories on illegal firearms


DOJ indicts NDF consultant Gamara for illegal possession of firearms, explosives

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Renante Gamara and retired priest Arturo Joseph Balagat are cleared of violating the election rule that bans bringing guns outside the home

NDF CONSULTANT. Renante Gamara is arrested inside a 'safehouse' in Imus, Cavite. Photo from Karapatan

Lanao del Norte town mayor, 6 others arrested after firefight

May 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Mayor Jabar Tago is arrested for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

Sulu municipal mayor, execs surrender arms to military

Feb 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the JTF, calls the surrendering of the weapons and ammunition 'a good example to the government officials and the Tausogs... who are bearing arms illegally'

CIRILITO SOBEJANA. BGen Cirilito Sobejana, Medal of Valor recipient. Photo from Presidential Communications Group.

Police arrest arms trafficking syndicate members in Lipa

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Authorities say the guns the syndicate produced are similar to those seized in Marawi City

Chief PNP Ronald dela Rosa show to media a gunsmith Ramil Quinones and several high caliber firearms, gun parts and accessories confiscated from gun running syndicates during raid in Purok 2, Brgy. Sampaguita, Lipa City in Batangas on July 01. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Ozamiz City raids target home of councilor, 10 others

Aug 28, 2016 - 1:13 PM

11 houses across Ozamiz City including the home of a city councilor are raided by police personnel in search of firearms and illegal drugs

RAID. Special Action Force commandos raided the house of Ozamiz City Councilor Rizalina Francisco on the strength of a search warrant issued by Reynaldo Alhambra, Executive judge of Regional Trial Court National Capital Judicial Region, Branch 53 Manila, on August 28, 2016. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

4 airport police skip DOJ hearing on ‘laglag-bala’ case

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:29 PM

The 4 members of the PNP Aviation Security Group who only sent lawyers to the hearing have until January 8 to answer accusations

No cop jailed yet for planting bullets – Recto

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:20 AM

His statement comes days after another passenger was allegedly victimized by the bullet planting scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport