The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) now regulates the transport and delivery of chemicals following the implementation of the gun ban covering the period 13 January to 12 June 2019. Under COMELEC Resolution No. 10446 that provides the guidelines during the gun ban, chemicals are classified as explosives.
During the said period, bearing, carrying and transporting firearms, explosives or other deadly weapons is prohibited.
However, entities engaged in the transport, manufacture, import, export, purchase, deal in or sell of Firearms, Ammunitions, Explosives or their components who wants to be exempted of this prohibition are required to secure Certificate of Authority to Transport (CA-TT) chemicals from COMELEC.
Concerned entities may apply for the CA-TT by submitting the following:
- Accomplished application forms (CBFSP Form No. 2019-04 ATT (3 copies) & Form 19A04);
- Duly notarized Board Resolution;
- Certificate of Employment and Authorization of the applicant authorized by the Board;
- Original Permit to Transport issued by the Philippine National Police (PNP) with stamp “Not valid without COMELEC exemption;
- Endorsement Letter from the Firearms and Explosives Office of PNP; and
- Copy of official receipt of filing/processing fee to the COMELEC office.
Applicants are also advised to present and submit a Compact Disk (CD) containing the scanned copies of all documentary requirements and copies of the valid identification cards of the principal and authorized representative.
The COMELEC also encourages applicants to apply for accreditation “by proving their qualification of large-scale frequent operation and/or status as major industry stakeholder” through one-time submission of documentary requirements. Once accredited, applicants will no longer need to re-submit basic documents, thus, shorter turnaround time.
For more information and clarification, the COMELEC’s Committee on the Ban of Firearms and Security Personnel, responsible for the issuance of CA-TT, can be reached through telephone number (02) 400-0323.