The San Carlos City Police Station, in coordination with the Police Regional Office 6, is holding a two-day License To Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) registration caravan at the Brgy. One covered court in the city until today.
PEMS Rodel Eligio, LTOPF caravan focal person, said the activity aims to support the PNP’s program on eliminating unlicensed firearms in each city and municipality, a press release from the city said.
He added that they decided to hold the activity in San Carlos due to the support given by the local government to the PNP, and to cut the travel time to the region and expenses incurred due to travel restrictions amid the Covid pandemic, as well as the strategic location of the city.
Eligio said they will prioritize the 200 individuals who pre-registered during the first day but will still accept walk-ins on the second day, as long as the required minimum heath standards are observed.
“Individuals who will fail the neuro-psychiatric examination can still retake after six months while those who will fail the drug test can have a second opinion from registered drug test centers,” he added.
P/Lt. Col. Arthur Baybayan, San Carlos police chief, said that several local gun owners have no licenses or have expired ones during their conduct of “Oplan Sita/Bakal” in the city, so he encouraged them to take advantage of the caravan to avoid problems. Regular gun holders will pay P1,200 while senior citizens will pay P1,020 during the registration. Last year, 230 individuals applied for LTOPF, the press release added.*