Save Lives and Save Dignity
 A Mission of Peace and Development for the People of Abra, Philippines
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The province of Abra has been plagued by political violence as a result of the "Three Gs":  Guns, Goons and Gold.  Thirty candidates for political office have been killed in the past nine years!  Save Lives and Save Dignity would like to thank author Arthra Kira R. Paredes  for her contributions to the book, "Democracy at Gunpoint:  Election Related Violence in the Philippines," [Published by The VERA Files and The Asia Foundation,] and for her work in writing the chapter "Where Guns Rule:  Private Armies in Abra" to the book, "Primed and Purposeful:  Armed Groups and Human Security Efforts in the Philippines."  [Published by Small Arms Survey] 


"Where Guns Rule:  Private Armies in Abra" by Arthra Kira R. Paredes Download  [.pdf file:]

"Primed and Purposeful" Download: 

Please read the above .pdf files to familiarize yourself with the seriousness of the problem of violence in Abra!