Gun licensing caravan opens in Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO 1/23/2020) — The three-day License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) Caravan which had its kick-off here on Wednesday, is targeting to process permits of over 13,000 expired gun licenses in the Region, this was disclosed by Senior Police Officer Joessie Delantar, Chief Clerk and focal of the PNP Regional Civil Security Unit (RCSU).
Organized by the PNP RCSU in cooperation with the City Government of Tacloban through the leadership of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, the caravan is being held at the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) Gym until Friday, January 24, 2020.
“You cannot register your firearm unless you secure an LTOPF; processing of which can take up to a week for new applications and one to two weeks for renewal”, said Delantar.
As a prerequisite to gun registration, the official said that the license fee ranges from 1,000 to 10, 000 pesos, depending on the number of firearms the applicant owns.
The validity of the permit which is classified into five types is up to two years, while the firearm’s registration is valid for four years.
Gun owners applying for the permit needs to comply with the following requirements before going to the caravan such as, police clearance, barangay clearance, NBI clearnace, 2 valid IDs, Neuropsychiatric exam, Application Forns, Drug Test and Gun Safety Seminar.
Among the activities of the caravan which is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm are online application, Neuropsychiatric exam, Drug Testing, firearms registration and provisional LTOF. – H. J. Roca/CIO
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