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The Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines, Inc. (AFAD) has joined forces with the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the swift processing of Provisional License to Own and Possess Firearms (PLTOPF) during the 25th Defense & Sporting Arms Show (DSAS) Part 2 on Nov. 16-20 at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

The gun show will honor members of the Philippine team that won medals in the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held Aug. 28-Sept. 3 in France.

To be cited on Nov. 19 are Jethro Dionisio, Jag Lejano, Grace Tamayo, Edward Rivera, Lito Pible, Kahlil Adrian Viray, and Rolly Nathaniel Tecson who will also hold a meet and greet session with gun enthusiasts.

PNP Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) Chief PCSupt Val de Leon launched the PLTOPF program last August 2017.

The requirements for PLTOPF are only a valid ID, P500 payment to Land Bank, and filled up application form.

When the license is renewed under the PLTOPF program, the licensee can now renew his/ her existing firearm registrations; and, sell his/ her firearms and transfer ownership using the new legal documents.

During the nine-month validity of the PLTOPF, its holder can complete his/ her documents to qualify for regular LTOPF.

The PNP-FEO will accept PLTOPF applications only until Nov. 30.

Dionisio, president of AFAD, urged firearm owners with delinquent licenses to avail of the PLTOPF processing at the PNP Caravan during the DSAS to give them ample time to complete the requirements for regular LTOPF.

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