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Group urges Palace to certify gun control bills

Group urges Palace to certify gun control bills

By Alcuin Papa

Philippine Daily Inquirer

First Posted 08:40:00 02/12/2011

Filed Under: Legislation, Benigno Aquino III, comelec, RP peace process

MANILA, Philippines—Civic and religious groups led by three former senators and bishops are urging the President to certify as urgent a gun control bill to stem the rising incidence of crimes in the streets.

In a signed statement, the group calling itself Mga Tagatulak ng Kapayapaan (Peace Movers) called on President Aquino to consolidate two gun control bills pending in the House of Representatives and the Senate into one measure and certify it as urgent. The group sent a letter through Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma.

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