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211 firearms from China now being used in Marawi –police

At least 210 firearms donated by China are now being used in Marawi City where government forces are fighting members of the ISIS-inspired Maute group, the head of the joint task group of the Philippine National Police said Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent Rolando Anduyan said the police assigned in Marawi are now using a total of 210 M-4 type 5.56 rifles and one Dragunuv sniper rifle.

“Okay naman, hindi naman nagja-jam ‘yung mga baril,” he said when asked by reporters in Camp Crame.

Anduyan, also deputy director for operations of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Police, was at the  PNP national headquarters as one of the special individual awardees during the 116th Police Anniversary.

He was recognized for his exemplary performance on crisis management in Marawi City as commander of the Joint Task Group which led the successful conduct of law enforcement and offensive operations with the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the Maute terror group.

China donated P370 million worth of firearms and ammunition to the country.

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa earlier said the firearms will be sent to Mindanao to arm his men fighting the terrorist group. —Amita Legaspi/KBK/KVD, GMA News