The Philippine National Police through its Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to make collecting fees easier for all gun licenses and permits nationwide through the use of online and electronic payment.
The MOA was signed by PNP Chief, PDG Ricardo C Marquez and Senior Vice President Jennifer A. Tantan, Head of LANDBANK North NCR Branches Group and witnessed by PCSUPT Elmer R Soria, Acting Director of Civil Security Group and Atty. Rosemarie DJ Romillo, DM/Head, Camp Crame Branch. In the said agreement, applicants for License to Own and Possess Firearm (LTOPF) and Firearms Registration would now be able to course their payments over the counter at all LANDBANK branches nationwide. In addition, the PNP does not need to manually issue an Order of Payment (OP) printed on a piece of paper, instead, the OP will be electronically sent by FEO’s new information system to the applicant’s cellphone numbers. Likewise, with the new system, the LANDBANK need not anymore issue a Special Bank Receipt (SBR) to the applicants, reducing the cost for printing of forms. Moreover, applicants can also use the LANDBANK’s Electronic Payment Portal or ePP to avoid the hassle of lining-up and waiting for hours to pay for their transactions. The ePP may be accessed anywhere in the world when performing online payment transactions. The ePP is an alternative payment channel that allows clients to pay for products and services offered by government and private institutions via internet. Any computer or mobile device with an internet connection can be used to utilize this service. The ePP will be available for use within the second or third week of September this year. (PNP-PIO)