BRINGING OF FIREARMS/WEAPONS
Under current Philippine regulations, the bringing of “firearms” is prohibited on Philippine flights.
“Firearms” also include air guns, air rifles and air pistols not classified as toys under the provisions of Executive Order (EO) No. 712 dated 28 July 1981. EO 712 may be viewed from: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1981/07/28/executive-order-no-712-s-1981/.
In 2015, the Department of Transportation and Communication – Office of Transportation Security (DOTC – OTS) issued Memorandum Circular (MC) – 02 series of 2015 that revised the list of prohibited items. The MC may be viewed and downloaded from: https://ots.gov.ph/images/memos/mc-2015-02.pdf.
Further, please note that the “importation of a firearm by an individual” is currently not allowed by present regulations.
For more information on the firearms and ammunition laws and penalties for its violations, please view the following links:
- Republic Act 10591 – An Act Providing for the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition and providing penalties for violations thereof – https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/05/29/republic-act-no-10591/, and
- The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10591 – https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/12/07/implementing-rules-and-regulations-of-republic-act-no-10591/
For further clarifications, the Embassy advises passengers to directly inquire with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) through the following contact details:
PNP Firearms and Explosive Office
1st Lt. Alfabeto St., Camp Crame, Quezon City Philippines
1st Lt. Alfabeto St., Camp Crame
Quezon City, Philippines