here's an update from cocktales of victor agustin, manila standard today:Arroyo cousins lead KKK firearms race
MIKE Arroyo may be going through the wringer with the Aquino administration, but for his Tuason cousins, it is not only business as usual, they have even gotten the edge in the firearms race being conducted by P.Noy’s KKK circle.
According to the grapevine, the Tuason-owned Arms Corporation of the Philippines submitted the lowest bid, at P16,968 per 9 mm pistol, in the first round of bidding for the standardization of side firearms of the country’s police.
The Armscor price, for a Tanfoglio pistol, is P8,000 less than the P25,000 indicative price that Kaibigan-Kaklase-Kabarilan charter member, Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno, and Deputy Director Benjamin Belarmino, chairman of the Philippine National Police bids and awards committee, have set.
The second lowest bid was submitted by Armaments Unlimited, at P18,200, for a Beretta PX4. A total of five firearms companies, including the local representative of the popular Glock 17 (P18,900 offer), participated in the bidding.
By Thursday, the most crucial phase, the torture test of 20,000 rounds of firing for each pistol, will be conducted at the Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan.... <edited>
After all, 138,000 pistols at P20,000 per spells big bang, er, bucks.
full story here: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideBusop.htm?f=2011/december/5/vicagustin.isx&d=2011/december/5