Illegal guns escalate Philippine violence

Ahead of elections in May, Aquino government steps up effort to curb illicit guns.

    The Philippines has one of the highest crime rates in the world, according to the Global Peace Index.

    With elections scheduled for May, the government has promised to clamp down on illegal gun ownership.

    Still, as much as two million illicit guns are estimated to be in circulation, making it hard to break the culture of violence.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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