Inauguration of ARMSCOR Shooting Range Davao Branch (Speech) 2/26/2018

Buhangin, Davao City
February 26, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attended the inauguration of the newest shooting range of ARMSCOR Shooting Center, Incorporated (ASCI) at the Buhangin District in Davao City.

ASCI’s newest branch boasts of its standard 25-meter indoor firing range. The event showcased a wide range of Rock Island Armory pistols, rifles, shotguns, ammunitions and accessories manufactured by ARMSCOR Global Defense Incorporated.

The branch now counts among the ASCI’s other stores located in Makati City, Marikina City, Cebu, San Fernando, La Union, Davao (Bajada) and Capas, Tarlac.

In the event, President Duterte led the unveiling of the marker of the shooting range. He was assisted by H.E. Demetrio Tuason, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Mexican States, and Chairman Emeritus of the ARMSCOR Global Defense, Inc.

Thereafter, the Chief Executive viewed the products displayed at the ARMSCOR showroom and proceeded to the indoor shooting range for the ceremonial shoot.

President Duterte used a .45 caliber, .40 caliber, .22 caliber, and 99mm pistols during the ceremonial shoot. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa also joined in the ceremonial shoot with the President.

In his message, President Duterte made a brief statement regarding ARMSCOR’s successful legacy in the country. “ARMSCOR is part of our lives already. Whenever we think of ARMSCOR, baril ‘yan pati bala,” he said.

“So wala tayong problema. Marami na tayong bala and we can always import kung magkagulo ang Pilipinas, only if there is a very serious threat to our Republic,” he added.

Officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), ARMSCOR shooting center personnel, Mindanao dealers, shooters, and suppliers also attended the inauguration of ARMSCOR’s newest shooting range.

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