Philippine President Benigno Aquino may continue to carry a gun despite an impending ban on bearing firearms in the run-up to polls, an election official said on Saturday.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino (L) salutes to the soldiers on parade during the 77th anniversary celebrations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Camp Aguinaldo in Manila, on December 21, 2012. Aquino may continue to carry a gun despite an impending ban on bearing firearms in the run-up to polls, according to an election official.
Gun ownership is a sensitive topic in the Philippines, where calls are growing for tighter controls or an outright ban in the aftermath of a series of shootings starting on New Year's Eve that have left 23 people dead.
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