Sen. Dela Rosa: Extending The Validity Period Of Firearms Registration, LTOPF And PTC Beneficial To All

Sen. Dela Rosa: Extending The Validity Period Of Firearms Registration, LTOPF And PTC Beneficial To All


Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

SM – Pasay Tech Voc Scholarship Program Launched

With the launch of the SM - Pasay Tech-Voc Scholarship Program, a full tech-voc scholarship will be awarded to 20 students from financially challenged families.

Senator Ronald Bato Dela Rosa underscored that once passed, the proposed amendment on Republic Act No. 10591 otherwise known as the “Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act of 2013” will be advantageous to all the stakeholders including the government, for it will ensure additional revenue to the administration coffers.

In an interview during the 27th AFAD Defense and Sporting Arms Show Part II in Quezon City recently, Dela Rosa said that the proposed amendments under his Senate Bill No. 1155 entitled “An Act Fixing the Validity Period of the License to Own and Possess, Permit to Carry Outside of Residence or Place of Business and Registration of Firearms, Amending for the Purpose Sections 7 and 19 of Republic Act No. 10591, Otherwise Known as the ‘Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act’.” will account all loose firearms in the country.

“The spirit of that amendment is to account all loose firearms na naglilipana, so advantageous yan on the part of the government dahil nga mababawasan ang loose

firearms. Dadami itong registered firearms na magiging under the control and regulation by the government.” Dela Rosa said.

“After the conduct of our hearing nalaman natin from different sectors na walang disadvantage, lahat ay advantageous on the part of the stakeholders and even sa side ng law enforcement wala kaming nakitang disadvantage,” he further noted.

When asked if the said bill would encourage more gun owners to renew their licenses, the senator affirmed that his proposed measure would prompt license renewal.

“Yes, kasi per observation ng PNP malaki ang nawala, yung hindi nagpa-register ng baril nila because of the very short period (of validity) and mountainous requirements na very discouraging on the part of the gun owners that resulted to a big number of loose firearms,” Dela Rosa explained.

“So para ma-account yun, i-liberalize natin yung process at yung requirements para babalik sila at revenue ito on the part of the government at matutulungan pa natin yung gun owners para hindi maging criminal. We help them to be law abiding citizens,” he continued.

Under the proposed measure, firearms registration validity will become five (5) years from the previous four (4) years. Dela Rosa said it is very practical to set a longer validity period that will be renewed at the same time with that of the License To Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF). This, the neophyte senator added, will fundamentally extend the capability of the gun owner to be responsible and his capacity to defend himself and his loved ones.

Another salient provision under the proposed measure is setting the LTOPF validity also for five years and will be renewed on the date of birth of the license holder. This would serve as an easy breeze to remember and accomplish on the part of the licensee.

Lastly, the amendment also seeks to extend the validity period of the Permit To Carry Firearms from one (1) year to two (2) years. (
Photo Credit:

Add To Cart: Synergeia Launches Online Store In Aid Of Parents

As part of their efforts to help boost income of parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Synergeia Foundation has launched an online store where parents can sell anything.

PRRD OKs Emergency Use Authorization For Covid-19 Drugs, Vaccines

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for drugs and vaccines against COVID-19.

Agusan Norte Provincial Workers To Get Early Gifts

The provincial government of Agusan del Norte is set to release within the week sacks of rice to all its employees at the provincial capitol as their early gifts for the Yuletide season.

DTI Provides Livelihood Aid To Fireworks Enterprises In Bulacan

At least 36 residents involved in the pyrotechnics/fireworks industry received some PHP10,000 worth of livelihood package as part of DTI's livelihood assistance program.

Philippines’ First Multi-Platform Game Show To Be Available Worldwide

Catch Robi Domingo and the PH’s pambansang gameshow “Game KNB” as it goes worldwide across multiple platforms!

CSC Job Portal Open For Applicants Seeking Gov’t Work

Interested in working for the Philippine government? Check out the CSC’s official job portal

SM Scholar Alumna Becomes Agent Of Peacebuilding In Conflict Affected Areas

SM Foundation scholar alumni Carissa Cruz shares what drives her to continue to strive for excellence at work in life in general.

Workers Reminds Employers Of 13th Month Payment Deadline Is Dec. 24, 2020

Employers nationwide across all industries are obliged to pay the mandatory 13th month pay of their employees on or before its deadline on or before December 24, 2020.

Domestic Travel May Help Lower Unemployment Rate: Palace

Domestic travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic may help lower the country’s unemployment rate, Malacañang said.

Pangasinan City Mayor Reiterates Protocol On Funeral Services

Pangasinan Mayor Julier Resuello has called the attention of barangay officials and funeral parlors to strictly implement and follow the protocol pertaining to funeral services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.