The Philippine National Police said it had canceled 41 licenses to own and possess firearms (LTOPF) and confiscated 201 guns due to various violations in 2022. 

The PNP said the licenses were revoked for various violations like involvement in illegal drugs, illegal gambling, commission or pendency of a crime involving firearms and ammunition, and violation of the election gun ban. 

Other weapons were seized for prolonged non-renewal of a firearms license, illegal or unlawful transfer of firearms, misrepresentation or submission of spurious supporting documents.

The PNP added that some licenses were also revoked by court. 

PNP Firearms and Explosives Office (PNP-FEO) chief Kenneth Lucas shared that his group regularly implements inspections in accordance with Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act to maintain law and order in the Philippines.

“No one is exempted in (sic) our enforcement of the law. Our implementation is always fair and judicious in accordance with existing laws and regulations,” he said. 


Ronald Espartinez