The PNP-FEO led the CA-TT Writeshop for the awareness of concerned stakeholders on the application and processes of the Committee of the Ban on Firearms and Security Concerns (CBFSC) in applying for exemptions and Certificate of Authority to Transport (CA-TT) during the gun ban period on every election. COMELEC Resolution No. 10918 gives guidance on the Gun Ban policy for the Barangay and SK Elections (BSKE) 2023. Mr. Jay Anastacio, resource speaker from COMELEC explained the procedures and common denial grounds on the electronic filing of the CA-TT. After the online filing, the applicant receives notification of Incomplete Requirements if the applicant has unaccomplished or incomplete submission of documents. On the other hand, applicant receives the payment instruction notice with the application number and the processing fee once the application is verified and approved.
The said writeshop was led by PBGen Benjamin Silo Jr., Acting Director of the Civil Security Group (CSG), PBGen Leumar Abugan Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA) Chief, PBGen Andrew Cayad, Deputy Director for Operations and Member and representative of the PNP in the CBFSC, PBGen Dominic Bedia, Deputy Director of the CSG, Col. Joel Bonavente Executive Director of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Atty Akia Co of COMELEC and and held at Camp Crame last 20 June 2023.
To assist PH exporters further, the EDC Networking Committee on Trade Policies and Procedures Simplification (EDC-NCTPPS) strongly advocates for the removal of PNP Controlled chemicals from the COMELEC Gun Ban (requiring for a CA-TT) as it is already highly regulated. The NCTPPS continously initiate efforts in streamlining and harmonizing the procedures conforming to the East of Doing Business particularly on transporting PNP Controlled Chemicals during the Election Gun Ban period. AGPM