The Philippine National Police-Firearms Explosive Office (PNP-FEO) revoked the gun licenses and permits for 15 firearms under the name of a former mayor Artemio Donato of Langiden, Abra, for misdeclaration and having different signatures affixed to all documents concerning his firearms.
The FEO revoked Donato’s license to own and possess firearms (LTOPF), firearms registration (FR), and permit to carry firearms outside residence (PTCFOR).
“The revocation was initiated as a result of the continuous evaluation and audit of uploaded documents for the application of LTOPF and FR wherein it appears that Mr. Donato in his LTOPF and Firearm registration application form, did and there misdeclared the true and correct qualifications, the type of license and other license/s he possesses,” FEO said in a statement on Monday.
“Likewise, Mr. Donato bears different signatures on his other documents such as the Firearm Registration Form for the transfer of firearm, Firearm Registration Form for a newly purchased firearm, and the Deed of Sale of Firearm uploaded,” it added.
“This only showed that the application forms and Deed of Sale are void, and there are misrepresentations, misdeclarations/falsity committed, thus he has not completed the standards and requisites for issuance and obtaining an LTOPF to allow him to acquire firearms and ammunition,” it said.
FEO asked Donato to surrender all his registered firearms under his name to the Regional Security Unit Cordillera and if Donato failed to comply to the order, the police force would prompt to do the “next necessary step for confiscation”.
In 2022, PNP-FEO revoked 41 licenses to own and possess firearms for various violations and seized 201 firearms registered under licenses.