President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that the nation will soon get a great amount of guns from a friendly country.
"Notwithstanding the blacklist in America of our needs, we are getting a few guns some place," Duterte said amid the introduction of a shooting range in Davao City.
He didn't, be that as it may, say where the arms are originating from, and if these were given or purchased.
"I am not at freedom to reveal it but rather in the following couple of days we will have around 5,000 greater shipment originating from an agreeable nation," the President said.
Russia prior gave 5,000 AK-74M Kalashnikov ambush rifles with 1 million rounds of ammo to the Philippines. The Kalashnikov is an eminent brand of Russian weapons named after Mikhail Kalashnikov, who developed the first Kalashnikov in 1947. It was viewed as the most famous attack rifle on the planet.
The administration has said these rifles will be utilized for the administration's counter-fear mongering endeavors.
In November 2016, Duterte drifted Russia as a conceivable arms provider for the Philippine National Police after he drop a request for 26000 strike rifles from the U.S.
Duterte rejected the guns bargain following reports that the U.S. State Department is crossing out the deal after a representative communicated worry over the human rights circumstance in the Philippines.
In June 2017, China likewise gave 3000 rifles and ammo to help the Philippine government in its battle against Maute psychological militants in Marawi.