The Philippine National Police-Firearms and Explosives Office (PNP-FEO) suspends the ‘Payment first before issuance of Permit to Unload (PTU)’ policy in a Memorandum dated 03 April 2020 ‘Leniency on Policy of Payment for Permit to Unload in Time of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)’ followed by a letter dated 06 April 2020, clarifying further the instructions for its implementation.
In lieu of payment first during the ECQ, PTU applicant/s must submit an affidavit of undertaking (notary was also relaxed) along with the necessary documents.
Said memorandum expediting the issuance of PTUs allow stakeholders to pay the aforesaid permit within 30-day after the ECQ has been lifted. It has been proven that during crisis, ”Bayanihan” or strong support with cooperation between government and private sector is essential to address disruption in the supply chain. –MRJ