Entities engaged in the transport of chemicals are reminded to double check and ensure compliance of the application requirements prior to submission to Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in securing the Certificate of Authority to Transport (CA-TT) chemicals. The completeness of documents submitted will lessen if not totally eliminate the chance of denial of application during the gun ban period.
Mr. Arnie Joseph Anastacio, COMELEC representative, presented in a stakeholders forum, the common reasons for denial of applications. These include the following:
- Signatory/Applicant is not authorized to apply (based on Board Resolution);
- No Certificate of Employment (COE) and Authorization submitted (for Liaison Officer);
- Multiple Origin/Destination Encoded/Written on Application Form;
- Application Form Entries, Permit, Radio Message and Endorsement Letter from PNP Not Matching; and
- No Proof of Business (for Sole Proprietor)
Specifically, Anastacio reminded that “In cases wherein the applicant will PERSONALLY go to the CBFSP (Committee on the Ban of Firearms and Security Personnel) Office and file the application”, he must submit COE and Board Resolution authorizing him to apply. On the other hand, if the application is submitted through a liaison officer, he must submit his COE and authorization letter, along with the COE of the applicant and a Board Resolution authorizing the same to apply in behalf of the company.
He also clarified that the Board Resolution/Secretary’s Certificate must be notarized and the purpose shall specifically stated for CA-TT application
It was also reiterated that the name and signature of the applicant in the application form should match with the applicant indicated in the Board Resolution. He also emphasized that the Place of Origin in the same application form must be inside the Philippine territory (e.g. Port of Manila/MICP) and not the Port of Origin (e.g. Japan port).
Mr. Anastacio also stressed that the entries in the application form, PNP permit (permit to transport), Radio Message, and Endorsement Letter from PNP should match at all times.
Lastly, in case the applicant is a sole proprietor, he must submit his COE, certified true copy of the Business/Mayor’s Permit, certified true copy of the DTI registration/certification and the COE of the liaison officer (if the application is submitted by the liaison officer).
The gun ban covers the period 13 January to 12 June 2019. The COMELEC also advised that the last day of accepting CA-TT application is on 29 May 2019.