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Philippines. 2013 ‘Issuance of License to Manufacture or Deal In Firearms and Ammunition.’ Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act 2013 - Act No. 10591; Article III (Section 13), p. 12. Manila: Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. 29 May

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ARTICLE III: REGISTRATION AND LICENSING

Section 13. Issuance of License to Manufacture or Deal In Firearms and Ammunition

Any person desiring to manufacture or deal in firearms, parts of firearms or ammunition thereof, or instruments and implements used or intended to be used in the manufacture of firearms, parts of firearms or ammunition, shall make an application to:

(a) The Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the case of an application for a license to manufacture; and

(b) The Chief of the PNP in the case of a license to deal in firearms and firearms parts, ammunition and gun repair.

The applicant shall state the amount of capitalization for manufacture or cost of the purchase and sale of said articles intended to be transacted by such applicant; and the types of firearms, ammunition or implements which the applicant intends to manufacture or purchase and sell under the license applied for; and such additional information as may be especially requested by the Secretary of the DILG or the Chief of the PNP.

The Secretary of the DILG or the Chief of the PNP may approve or disapprove such application based on the prescribed guidelines. In the case of approval, the Secretary of the DILG or the Chief of the PNP shall indicate the amount of the bond to be executed by the applicant before the issuance of the license and the period of time by which said license shall be effective, unless sooner revoked by their authority.

Upon approval of the license to manufacture or otherwise deal in firearms by the Secretary of the DILG or the Chief of the PNP as the case may be, the same shall be transmitted to the FEO1 of the PNP which shall issue the license in accordance with the approved terms and conditions, upon the execution and delivery by the applicant of the required bond conditioned upon the faithful compliance on the part of the licensee to the laws and regulations relative to the business licensed.

[DILG = Department of the Interior and Local Government; FEO = Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police; PNP = Philippine National Police]

ID: Q11142

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