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Philippines. 2010 ‘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. 10. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Philippines to the United Nations. 1 January
5. Stockpile Management and Security
iii) How are those stocks of SALW held by armed forces, police and other authorized bodies that are surplus to requirements identified?
Several means have been adopted by the Philippine government to ensure that firearms in possession of the armed forces, police, and other authorized bodies can be identified and traced.
The Firearms Information Management System (FIMS)1 of the Philippine National Police (FED-PNP) contains all records of firearms and firearms possessor and can be traced and updated. This includes the firearms owned by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and other authorized bodies.
The National Firearms Control Program provides for the proper accounting, inventory, and registration (AIR) of illicit firearms. The PNP is responsible for conducting a comprehensive AIR of firearms and accounting, inventory and disposal of confiscated, captured, deposited, abandoned and forfeited (CCSDAF) firearms of its agency, the AFP and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and other juridical entities.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]