PNP: No more ‘special’ gun permits for civilians

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police chief Director General Jesus Verzosa has asked the military and other law enforcement agencies to stop issuing permits for civilians to carry firearms outside their homes.

In a statement, Verzosa said National Firearms Control Program director Chief Superintendent Ireno Bacolod is coordinating with these agencies to stop handing out mission orders (MO) and Memorandum Receipts (MR) to civilians.

The action is being pursued under the National Firearms Control Program to regulate the proliferation of guns, he added.

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