Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Philippines. 2012 ‘Record-keeping.’ National Report of the Philippines on its Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA ITI); Section 7. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Philippines to the United Nations. 28 March
20. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
20.1. What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
The Firearms Information Management System (FIMS)1 of the PNP contains records on personal information of the manufacturer, dealer and licensed owner of the firearm, the source of the firearm, the record of transaction, and licenses granted. The Integrated Ballistics Information System (IBIS) meanwhile contains information on the ballistic characteristics of the firearm.
20.2. How long does the government keep such records?
For as long as necessary, especially if the firearm is considered evidence in a case.
[SALW = Smalls Arms and Light Weapons; PNP = Philippine National Police]