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Philippines. 2010 ‘National Standards and Procedures for Stockpile Management and Security.’ National Report of the Philippines on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, p. 8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Philippines to the United Nations. 1 January
National Standards and Procedures for Stockpile Management and Security
The Philippine National Police (FED-PNP) is the sole repository of all imported and locally manufactured firearms and ammunition. All firearms that are being deposited at the Storage Branch of the FED-PNP are required for ballistics. All confiscated, captured, surrendered, deposited, abandoned and forfeited (CCSDAF) firearms by the Local Police Units and the Armed Forces of the Philippines are turned over to the Storage Branch of the FED-PNP to be recorded and tagged as to their types, kind, calibre, make and category. The information obtained is recorded at the Firearms Information Management System (FIMS),1 a database of all firearms in the repository. The FIMS allows the identification and verification of an individual SALW's path and destination.
In addition to the FIMS, the Firearms Records Verification (FRV) tallies the total
number of firearms in the possession of an agency, especially those that own
multiple firearms. The FRV indicates which and how many firearms need renewal of
license. Once application for renewal has been completed, while a license is being
produced, a certification is given to the concerned agency indicating that the renewal for license has been completed and the firearms in possession are registered. This is automatically updated in the FRV.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]