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_ Republic of th9 Phi!ippmes


:: ,_ Departrnent of the Interior and L.ocal Government
r.lA f!ONAL POLiCE COMr,mSSION
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS PHILIPPINE NA.riONAL POLICE
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, PNP
Camp Crame, Quezon City
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NP MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR
NUMBER 11)\;'
OCT 0 G
SUBJECT: .. L GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES THE
lMPLEMEl"HAT!ON OF STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDUHE NO.
13 OF FIREARMS) DATED OCTOBER 8, 2008
!. REFEHENCES:
3. Presidential Decree 1\!o. 1866 (Implementing Rules ancl thtec!
June 2.9, 1983; _
b PI\JP Circular !\!umber 2 entitled "F(ufes and F?egulations !m:.:fernenttng
Section 89? ot the Revised Code relative to tt!e At:nua/
Veri/le-a lion of Firearms) dated Septernber 1:, '\990; and
C. Stc!nd::::!rci Operating Procedure i'.\o '13 entt!ed Licensing of r=irec-rrrns, 1 .. _:;vis;:;d
on Cctober 8, 2008.
') PURPOSE::
Tr .is supp\ementa! guideline reiterates the procedures and emphF.lsizes cietzuis t-J
bE:: r,)llowed in the issuance of Long Regular License (LnL), Short P.euulat
(SF<L), Long Certificate of Registration (LCR) and Short Certificate of


(S\:::H) issued by the Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) to juridical person.
3. SCOPE:
This supplemenia! guideline applies to private firms, cr
corporations, government agencies or offices, governrnent-oNned or coP,r'J:io.:-1
corporations and their respective employees who are recipients of the L'v.:;y
issued.
4. DEFif..JIT!ON OF
a. Duty Detail Order - is a written order/schedule issued by a superior t:J flis
subordinate/s assigning the latter to perform a specific task within or c.1utside
his official station which is part of his regular duties usually requiring
completion within a 24-hour period.
b. Firearm Bond - an amount paid by a firearm holder (individual/juridical),
intended as a security to cover the loss of a firearm.
c. Person - means any natural or juridical person. Juridical person refers to
partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity, including <:1ny
person under color or authority of Philippine Laws.
d. Letter Order/rliission Order - is a written authority involving the of
firearms issued pursuant to Section 5 of PO 1866, IRR covering piaces/arcas
only vvithin the area of responsibility of the issuing authority. However, in
cert<:"lin instance:; vvhen demanded by the rtature and exigency of the rrission,
the mission order rnav cover pl2ces not within the area of resr,.Jonsibi-!itv oL the
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issuinf: authority. in such instances, the Chief issuing the rniss1on orch-:c
notifyfcoordinatt.". With the cornrnar.der in tl 18 area where the rnisslCln is
to be c!Ccornp!!shecL \/Vt-lere the exigency of the mission or tile time ele:nent !S
crucia! to the successful accomplishment of the mission, notification/
coordin3tion s!.,tali be made i!THT!ediately thereafter as soon as practicabie.
e. Long Certificate of Registration {LCR) --- issued to government agencies or
offices and governrnent-ownt:od or controi!ed corporations for firearms to be
used by their off!c!als and employees, excluding security guards.
f. Lonfl Regular License (LRL) - issued to private firms, establishments or
corporations for firearms to be used by their employees, not to include
security guards.
g. Short Certificate of Registration (SCR} - for government oi1'!c!o:i or
employee who was issued by his employer a firearms covered by LCR.
h Short Regular License (SRL)- for private employee who was issued by his
employer a firearms covered by LRL.
Special Permit (:SP) - issued to government officials and employees for
privately owned firearms.
5" REQUIREMENTS:
a. New Ucense
1) For LRL [forrns should be accomplished in tt1e name of the firm,
establishment or corporation except Private Security Agency (FS/\)}:
a) F:outing Slip (Juridical);
b) Application -For Firearm License (three copies duly noto:rized Wilh
picture of company representative or contact person);
c) PNP Form 2;
d) Permit to purchase firearms and/or ammunition;
e) Certificate of Reqistration of Business or Business Permit;
f) lncome Tax Return (!TR) of the company;
g) Summary of Information to be fii!ed out by t!1e con:p::1ny
repres..:..:r1tative or contact person;
h) Order of Payment (OP);
i) Special Ban!( Receipt (SBR):
j) Firearms Bond from PNP Accredited Bonding Company (Official
Receipt with Original Bond Policy),
k) Cover l_etter or Certificate from the OINner/manager of the private firm,
establishment or corporation stating the name and designation of
officiaifemp!oyee \"fho wil! use the firearm (excluding security
agencies and guards);
!) Clearance of the company representative or contact person frorn Ule
PNP Directorate for intelligence (D!) or Nationai Buresu of
Investigation (NBl);
m) Drug Test Result of company representative or contact person; and
n) LRL Fee.
2) For SRL:
a) Application for Firearm License (three copies duly notarized with 2x2
picture;
b) Ceriificate from the owner/manager of the private firm, eslablishtnenl
or corporation that the applicant is the user of the firearm applied for
vvhich is covered by LR.L (excluding security guards);
c) Copy of the LRL issued to the privale firm, establishment or
corporation with the Official Receipt. of Payment of the license fees
made by the holder of the LRL;
d) Certificate of Attendance to a Gun Safety Seminar;
e) Neuro-Psychiatric Test and Drug Test results of the applicant;
f) Clearance fro111 the PNP Directorate for Intelligence (DI) 2nc!/or hlB!
Clearance; and
g) License Card Fee.
3) For LCR. [fc.rms should be accomplished in the name of the government
agencies cr offices and government-owned or controlled cor;)o;-ztons
excluding security guards]:
a) Permit tc Purchase firemms and/or amrnunition;
b) PNP Fo:m f\lo 3- to be si;Jned by the Department SecreLary!lLYeau,
Director or Head of Office with equivalent rank;
c) Applic3tion for Firearm License;
d) J\pproved Purchase Order;
e) Deed of Sa!e or Affidavit of Tmnsfer, if the: firearms v.;i!i be c::cquireci
from a duly licensed ho!der;
f) Cover letter or certificate from the Department Secretary/Bureau
Director or Head of Office with equivalent rank stating the n<1me .:::nd
designation of the official/employee whn will use the firearm
(excluding government security guards);
g) Summary of information to be fiiled out by the agency rE.,presentati'Je or
contact person;
h) Requisition and Issue Voucher (RIV);
i) Board Hesoiution or its equivalent; and
j) !f purchased with high powered firearms, an endorsement frmn t11e
Police Hegional Director be submitted indicating therein the 11eed
to acquire high powered firearm.
4) For SCR:
a) Application for Firearm License (three copies duly notarized with 2x2
picture;
b) Information Sheet;
c) Certificate of Duty Status from the Head of Office;
d) Copy of ,t\ppointrnent attested by the Civil Service or Oath of Office, in
case of elective officials;
e) Certificate from the concerned agency that the applicant is tile end-
user of the firearm;
f) Copy of the LCR issued to the Department Secretary/Bureau Director
or Head of Office with the Official Receipt of Payment of the iicense
fees made by the holder of the LCR;
g) Certific<::rte of Attendance to a Gun Safety Seminar;
h) Clearance from the PNP Directorate for Intelligence (01) <Jnd/or NB!
Clearanca;
i) Neuro-Psvchiatric Test and Drug Test resu:;s of the applicant; am!
j) License Card Fee.
i} For LRL:
a) i'lotarized Appii(_:ation f:)nn for f<l:':rH-:;\A;2! of Firearm License;
b) Letter request addressed to C, FEO;
c) List of Firearms for Renewal V\lith recapitulation of firearms
therein t!ie name and of the official/employee who uses
the firearm (excluding priv:::te security guards);
d) Firearms Record Verification issued from u-1e Records Section, FEO:
e) Order of Payment (OP);
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g) Updated Certificate of Registration of Business or Business Pet-rrlit:
h) Firearms Bond from PNP /\ccredited Bonding Company (Cii:ciai
Receipt with Original Bond Policy); an;:!
i) LRL Fee.
2) For SRL:
a) Notarized Application form for Renewal of Firearm License;
b) Updated Ce1iificate of Duty Status from the Head of Office; 1
c) Copy of the LRL issued to the private firm, establishment or
corporation with the Official Receipt of Payment of the license fees
made by the holder of the LRL;
d) Certificate of Gun Safety Seminar;
e) Clearance from the Pf\JP Directorate for Intelligence (01) and/or NBI
Clearance;
f) Neuro-Psychiatric Test and Drug Test results of the applicant; and
e) License c;ard Fee.
3) For LCR:
a) Notarized /-,ppiication form for renewal;
b) Letter request addressed to C, t=Eo:
c) List of Firearms for with recapitulation of firearms indicating
there in the name and designation of the official/employee who uses
the firearm (excluding government security guards);
d) Firearms Record Verification issued fran: the Records S(:;ction, FEC;
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f) Specia! Bani< Receipt (SBF\); and
LCR Fee.
4) For SCR:
a) .Application for Renewal of Firearm License (three cop1es duly
notarized 'Nith 2x2 pictures;
b) Information Sheet;
c) Updated Certificate of Duty Status from the Head of Office;
d) Copy of LCR issued to the Department Secretary/Bureau Di<e:ctor
or Head of Off!ce with the Official Receipt of Payment of the license
fees made by the holder of the L..Cf-7.;
e) Certificate of Gun Safety Seminar;
f) Neuro-Psychiatric Test and Drug Test'resulis of the applicant;
g) Clearance from the PNP Directorate for Intelligence (0!) and/or NB!
Clearance; and
h) License Card Fee.
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6. PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES:
Et. Applications for firearm license under LHL and LCR with1n Metro ivianila shall
be directly filed at the PNP, FEO. Provincial applicants may their
application through the Provinci21!/City Police Office, Regional FES/\GSS and
CSG Satellite Office wt1ich shall be fonNarded by the receiving Unit to FEO for
processing and approvc;d ir"i c\cr..:o:-d<:J nce with the existing laws, policies and
regulations;
b. AI! application folders shall be c!1ecked/verifiecl as to its cornpleteness,
conformity and authenticity of the requirements !Jy a processor/briefer ftYTl
the Juridical Section, FLO, FEO;
c. Ail original receipts of payments issued by the Land Bank of Phi!r!;pmes
(Special Bank Receipt corresponding to the Order of Payment), the bcr'ding
fee and license card for SHL. and SCR must be attached to
application form;
d. Upon determination of the compliance vvrth the requirements, the .Jundicc:ll
Section, FLD, FEO wil! mcomrnend the of. the application and
prepare the LRL or LCR Certifi r;ate to be concurred by the Chief, FL.D, and
AC, FEO before the final approval of C, FEC:
e. After approval, the LRL/LCR shaH be issued by C, FEO for and in beh2if of
the Chief, PNP and shall be valid until t!1e issuance of the ccrT!puletized
license card for SRL and SCF:;
t. All records of SRL and SCF<. submitted by the private and government entities
shall be under the supervision and control of the Juridical Section but thr::;
main file for LRL and LCR will remain under the Records and Computer
Section, FLO, FEO;
g. The date of renewal of the fi rear-m license under LRL and l_CR r.iust iJ\
same with the renewal of SRL and SCR. case the entity to c: .... P.Ir:
their firearm license, the FEO has nCJ capacity to waive the penzdi.i::;;:-:. ::1nC:
arrears and other administrati\'e fines based on the provisior c:.
Section 2 of Executive Order 256 dated December 21 i 1995; and
h. For private and governmen1 entities that wish to acquire high-puNerecl
firearms, a clearance and endorsement must be secured from the Regio;lal
Director of the Police Regional Office vvhere their Office is located, certifying
therein that there is a necessity for the purchase of high-powered firearrns
due to upsurge of lawlessness and criminality, thus they may be allowed to
possess and use high-powered firearms, provided further that the user could
show proof of Certificate of Attendance Io a. Gun Safety Seminar and h::1ve
undergone proper train:ng.
7. LICENSE FEE
Note: The entity has the option to between two years or four years of
renewing their firearms license. The cost of the license cards is not included m the
license fee being paid annually, thus, it must be shouldered by the licensee under SRL
. and SCR.
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L Types of Firearms _______________ __ _:_ _ _]: Yea!s \ 4
Caliber .38, 9mm, .25, .32, 7.62mm, .380 MaonUtTt Fdfle 72.0.00 1 400.00
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1 A/c () Pagnur-1 " .-' "l.r"' 800 00 "'0 ___ 0_1) 0-,
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Caliber 22 Rif!e 480. 00 960 00 I
Caliberc_12 20ga I 420.00
Caliber 5.56., .30, SMG, M Pistol., - J ,600.00
Other Fees:
a. Authentication per issuance of Order of Payment (OP) - 24.00
b. LRL and LCR - 150.00 per F/\s
c. Transport Permit - 60.00
d. License Card - 150.00 per F'/\s
8. MI SCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS:
a. In case the user of the SF<USCR has been transferred and/or assign&d w
other unit or office, the entity representative or bearer of LRLILCR should
inform tile FEO of such changes in writing; and
b. In case of loss, the entity representative is required to submit to FEO a wri tten
report with attached excerpt from the police blotter indicating therein the
circumstances of such loss. Computer Section, FLO, FEO shall tag the
firearm as wanted/loss pursuant to Executive Order No. 580 and the
r1 ecessary administrative fine shall be paid by the concerned entity.
D. EFFECTIVITY:
This supplemental guidelines and procedures shall take effect after fifteen
('! S) day;; from the filing of a copy hereof at the Office of the Nati onal 1\.dministrstive
Regi stry, University of the Philippines Law Center in consonance \tvith Sections 3 ar1cl 4,
Chapter 2, Book VI! of Executive Order No. 292, otherwise known as "The
J\ c! ministrative Code of '1987", as amended.
Distnbution:
D-Staff
Dirs, NSUs
RDs, PF<Os
Copy Furnished:
Command Group
NICANOR CSEE
Police Director General
Chief, PNP
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