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Armscor’s 4-day expo features defense, security innovations

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The country’s oldest and largest ammunition manufacturer, ARMSCOR Global Defense Inc., held its first post-pandemic Tactical, Survival, and Arms (TACS) Expo on Thursday, June 23, at the Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City.

ARMS SHOW. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ano, a retired Army general, inspects a 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun model DERYA MK-12 AS109SE made by local gun manufacturer Armscor which is holding its first post-pandemic Tactical, Survival and Arms (TACS) Expo at the Megatrade Hall of the Mega Mall in Mandaluyong City. Manny Palmero

In his speech, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año underscored how a gun has saved his life several times from immediate danger.

He said the responsible use of guns was a “glaring sign of peace and security.”

Año applauded the country’s strict gun laws and drew comparison to the alarming gun violence in the United States where a Filipino lawyer died recently after getting shot in the head.

A former military chief, Año disclosed his love for collecting different firearms.

The event also allowed manufacturers to showcase their latest innovations in weapons, equipment, and technologies.

Rescue tools and techniques, mobility in time of disasters, and data privacy were also key elements in the expo.

Created to promote responsible gun ownership and to educate the public on defense and security, ARMSCOR continues to advocate the importance of survival during disasters and emergency situations.

(L-R) Kukay and Kikay Cruz, STK100 Ambassadors; LTC Gina Marie G. Angangco, GSC PA (RES), Deputy CEO and Senior Executive Vice President of ARMSCOR Global Defense, Inc. (AGDI); Elizabeth O. Tuason, SVP for Global Marketing and PR, AGDI; PMGen Valeriano T. De Leon, PNP Director for Operations; BGen Gerry Amante (Ret); Secretary Eduardo M. Año, DILG; Maria Cristina Tuason-Gonzalez, VP & Chief Corporate Relations Officer, AGDI; PBGEN Lawrence B. Coop, PNP Chief, Supervisory Office For Security and Investigation Agencies; PBGEN Alden B. Delvo, PNP Chief, Firearms and Explosives Office; and Felino A. Neri, COO, AGDI

The expo is open to the public for free and will run until Sunday, June 26.

ARMSCOR encourages guests to pre-register at TACS official website.

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