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Executive Summary 

The Civil Security Group (CSG), which started as the Civil Security Force Command (CSFC) in 1980 was tasked to exercise administrative and operational control in the regulation of the firearms, explosive, and private security industries.

In line with its vision: imploring the aid of the “Almighty, by 2020, the PNP-CSG shall be a highly capable, effective and credible firearms, explosives and private security industry regulatory body towards a secure, orderly and safe environment, and its mission: to efficiently and effectively administer regulatory services on firearms, explosives and private security industry”, the Group has initiated policies, programs and activities intertwined with its core values: Client-friendly, Service-oriented, and God-fearing.

Towards the realization of this endeavor, the Group remains steadfast in its undertaking giving importance on the following perspectives: “Community, Process Excellence, Learning and Growth, and Resource Management” and the mobilization of the stakeholders to gain their active support.

With this, the Group greatly contributes to the attainment of an excellent public order, safety and security services that help achieve PNP’s vision of becoming a highly capable, effective and credible police service by 2030.

Resource Management

On Logistics Management Program, the Group, through the Supply and Facility Section, conducts quarterly inventory property which includes facilities and equipment. Likewise, to better instil logistics management, the CSG created the Property Inspection and Audit Team who takes responsibility for the inspection and inventory of PNP supplies, properties and equipment to ensure property accountability among its personnel and keeping of records of all supplies.

On Procurement Management Program, in compliance with RA 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Law, all procurement chargeable against the 2018 General Appropriations Act and PNP Trust Receipts were subject to public bidding. As such, the CSG Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) provided its dedicated BAC Secretariat office to manage all procurement related activities.

Likewise, members of the CSG-BAC Technical Working Group and its Secretariat underwent orientation on RA 9184 and participated in the early procurement workshop for 2019 in line with the 2019 National Expenditure Program. As a result, the procurement for administrative and operational supplies for the first quarter 2019 has already commended.

On Personnel Distribution, as of December 31, 2018, CSG has an actual strength of 663 PNP personnel or 78% out of its 849 authorized personnel strength. Of this total, 147 were assigned at Headquarters CSG, 175 to FEO, 102 to SOSIA and 239 to different RCSUs.

 

OFFICE

AUTHORIZED

ACTUAL

VARIANCE

HCSG

123

147

+24

FEO

221

175

-46

SOSIA

161

102

-59

RCSU

344

239

-105

TOTAL

849

663

-186

 

The 663 PNP personnel of this Group is composed of 119 Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs), 442 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) and 102 Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) distributed to HCSG, FEO, SOSIA and different RCSUs.

 

Distribution

HCSG

FEO

SOSIA

RCSU

TOTAL

PCO

31

21

28

39

119

PNCO

76

110

58

198

442

NUP

40

44

16

2

102

TOTAL

147

175

102

239

663

 

On Mobility, the Group’s mobility assets and its documents is regularly updated, likewise, its seventeen (17) vehicles is distributed to HCSG, FEO, SOSIA and RCSUs broken down in to three (3) motorcycle and fourteen (14) light transport vehicle (LTV). Moreover, HCSG has one (1) LTV that is beyond economic repair and two (2) unserviceable vehicles, while FEO has one (1) unserviceable motorcycle.

 

Type

HCSG

FEO

SOSIA

RCSU

TOTAL

Motorcycle

1

1

-

1

3

LTV

7

4

3

-

14

TOTAL

8

5

3

1

17

 

On Issued Firearms, as of November 30, 2018, the Firearm Data Sheet is being maintained to keep updated firearms records of personnel. Likewise, CSG has a total of two hundred fourteen (214) firearms issued to its personnel composed of nineteen (19) caliber 45 and one hundred ninety five (195) 9mm caliber pistol.

As of November 30, 2018

Headquarters CSG/ OSS/SATO-Marikina

Personnel w/ Issued FAs

Personnel w/o issued FAs

TOTAL

Unaccounted

PCO

29

20

7

27

2

PNCO

76

48

18

66

10

TOTAL

105

68

25

93

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEO

 

 

 

 

PCO

23

14

3

17

6

PNCO

108

90

17

107

1

TOTAL

131

104

20

124

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOSIA

 

 

 

 

PCO

27

19

6

25

2

PNCO

51

41

7

48

3

TOTAL

78

60

13

73

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCSUs

 

 

 

 

PCO

40

15

3

18

22

PNCO

191

87

13

100

91

TOTAL

231

102

16

118

113

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCO

119

68

19

87

32

PNCO

426

266

55

321

105

GRAND TOTAL

545

334

74

408

137

 

On Financial Management Program, the report on monthly distribution of the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) of CSG, with the corresponding acknowledgement receipts, is regularly submitted to higher headquarters to advocate transparency. Likewise, this Group has been allocating percentage of MOOE for the procurement of government supplies, materials and equipment in accordance with the law. Procurement is based on the basic supplies and materials that this Group needs in implementing the CSG’s plans and programs which is priority-based activities of its different divisions and its two (2) regulatory offices, the Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) and the Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA).

Further, the 15-85 distribution scheme is being observed in the distribution of MOOE with the FEO and SOSIA including the sixteen (16) Regional Civil Security Units (RCSUs).

 

Furthermore, the 5% of MOOE of CSG were allocated for Gender Awareness and Development (GAD) programs/projects as mandated by law.

Learning and Growth 

  1. Develop competent, motivated and values-oriented and discipline personnel

CSG Trainings/Seminars

            This Group has conducted two (2) Orientation Seminars for the newly assigned CSG personnel attended by 108 personnel to be assigned in different RCSUs nationwide. This orientation seminar tackles about Moral Recovery and Values Formation, Gender Awareness and Development (GAD), Human Rights, PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030, Protocol for Explosives Incident Investigation and CSG Mandates.

Unit Training Program

Date

Title

No. of Personnel

December 4-11, 2018

CSG Orientation Seminar

58

April 11-18, 2018

CSG Orientation Seminar

50

For the period January to December, this Group has conducted four (4) in-service trainings for personnel enhancement program attended by 167 participants.

Personnel Enhancement Program

Date

Title

No. of Participants

November 14, 2018

PNP Handgun Qualification Marksmanship Training (Phase 2)

68

October 3-12 & 22-30, 2018

PNP Basic Computer Essentials Course (BCEC)

22

September 6-7, 2018

PNP Standard Handgun Familiarization & Precision Test (Phase 1)

34

August 13, 2018

PNP Standard Handgun Familiarization & Precision Test (Phase 1)

43

38th CSG Founding Anniversary Celebration 

The PNP-CSG led by PCSUPT REYNALDO G BIAY, Acting Director, CSG, has celebrated its 38th Founding Anniversary on October 9, 2018 at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City with PDG OSCARD D ALBAYALDE, CPNP as Guest of Honor and Speaker and was represented by PDDG FERNANDO H MENDEZ JR, TDCA.  

One of the highlights of the celebration is giving of awards and recognition to selected CSG personnel, stakeholders from firearms, explosives and private security industry in grateful appreciation to their outstanding accomplishments for the year in support to the mission and vision of CSG and the PNP as well.

CSG Family Conference

The CSG conducts quarterly Family Conference which serves as an opportunity to evaluate its performance specifically on frontline services and other compliances required by the higher offices and various directives and instructions of PRRD. Likewise, it serves as venue for Strategy and Operations Review in reference to the unit’s scorecard under PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030.

Process Excellence 

Improve Crime Prevention

The security personnel of Private Security Industries serves as the PNP’s Force Multipliers in terms of information and intelligence gathering within their areas of responsibility.

Also, they are regularly briefed on their roles as members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT). The key officers of CSG, SOSIA and RCSUs provide lectures or speaking engagements to educate its clients and stakeholders on their primary duties and responsibilities as BPAT especially in assisting the PNP in target hardening, public safety and crime prevention. The important role they play is continually emphasized and disseminated.

Inspection Teams of this Group continuously conduct administrative compliance and operational readiness inspections including conduct of random admin and post-to-post inspections to ensure compliance of different stakeholders to the policies and regulations of FEO and SOSIA.

Operations

Presidential instruction regarding turn-in/recall of light weapons (LWs)/High-Powered Firearms (HPFAs) of Private Security Service Providers (PSSPs) except Government Security Units (GSUs)

As of December 31, 2018, 3,322 or 55% out of 6,054 firearms were already turned-in/recalled from different PSSPs in connection to PRRDs instruction to prohibit security agencies from using HPFAs, likewise, limited to use shotguns and handguns only.

Further, this Group through FEO and SOSIA is no longer issuing permits/licenses for LWs/HPFAs to Private Security Agencies (PSAs) for deployment since the promulgation of the president and in compliance with the Presidential Instruction “to cease issuing permits for high powered firearms of private security companies”.

 Inspection (FEO Matters)

Inspection of firearms and explosives entities is regularly conducted to ensure their compliance to the safety standards set by the PNP.

Likewise, for the period January to December 2018, a total of 2,479 inspections conducted to different firearms and explosives entities such as, Gun Clubs, Gun Stores, Shooting Ranges, Firecrackers & Pyrotechnic Devices (FCPDs), Controlled Chemicals (CCs) and Explosives & Explosive Ingredients (EEIs).

 

Unit

Gun Clubs

Gun Stores

Shooting Ranges

FCPDs

CCs/

EEIs

FEO/NCR

                             -- 323 --

RCSU 1

4

23

31

159

80

RCSU 2

4

6

6

73

35

RCSU 3

22

7

22

98

117

RCSU 4A

24

21

39

41

285

RCSU 4B

0

5

3

37

20

RCSU 5

7

8

12

62

48

RCSU 6

6

17

14

71

40

RCSU 7

4

18

21

133

86

RCSU 8

0

4

0

48

36

RCSU 9

1

16

9

20

14

RCSU 10

2

11

13

20

41

RCSU 11

1

22

15

97

70

RCSU 12

0

7

7

46

35

RCSU 13

8

40

18

28

67

RCSU COR

5

8

17

14

31

RCSU ARMM

0

2

1

6

9

TOTAL

69

215

228

953

1,014

GRAND TOTAL

2,479

Inspection of firearms and explosives entities such as guns stores, shooting ranges, explosives magazine, controlled chemicals storage facilities and firecrackers & pyrotechnic devices storage

 

Ligtas Undas 2018

 

This Group intensify the conduct of post-to-post inspections in relation to Ligtas Undas 2018 to posted security guards at various bus terminals, cemeteries, malls and other places of people convergence.

 

During the course of the inspections, a total of thirty eight (38) posts manned by security guards and deployed by twenty eight (28) security agencies were inspected. They were reminded to be on heightened alert and to strictly implement vehicle, pedestrian and baggage screening to deter crime and terrorism. Further, different violations were noted resulting in the confiscation of various firearms.

 

No. of Post Inspected

No. of PSAs

Violations

Confiscated FAs

38

28

·      No LRR

·      No DDO

·      No LESP

·      Unprescribed/ Unauthorized Uniform

9 – 9mm pistol

7 – cal 38 revolver

6 – 12 gauge shotgun

22 various firearms

 

Inspections of posted security guards at various transport terminals, cemeteries and other places of people convergence.

Implementation of Cease to Operate (CTO) Order

 

Presentation of assorted firearms confiscated/recovered/surrendered from Private Security Agencies (PSAs) with CTO order

 In 2018, the CSG and SOSIA intensified campaign against Private Security Agencies (PSAs) with Cease to Operate (CTO) order which resulted to the confiscation/recovery/surrender of 1,025 firearms. Of this total, 526 firearms were confiscated/recovered/surrendered from January to June 2018 while 499 firearms from July to December 2018. In line with this, the PNP, through CSG-SOSIA also issued guidelines to PSSPs except Government Security Units (GSUs) on possession and use of firearms classified as Light Weapon (LW)/ High-Powered Firearms (HPFAs). The CSG-SOSIA came up with the Operation Plan to implement the CTO orders nationwide.

Implementation of Executive Order No. 28 and Memorandum Order No. 31

FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES OFFICE (FEO)

 

The application for License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) is one of the frontline services being offered by FEO. As of December 31, 2018, a total of 90,504 LTOPF applications were approved for individual applicants. While, 72,885 approved on the firearms registration. On the Juridical Entities, a total of 693 LTOPF and 30,913 firearms registration applications were approved.

 

Licensing Section

1st

Qtr

2nd

Qtr

3rd

Qtr

4th

Qtr

TOTAL

Jan-Dec

A. Individual Licensing Section

 

 

 

 

 

1.    LTOPF

23,517

17,666

25,868

23,453

90,504

2.    FAs Registration

13,158

16,819

21,596

21,312

72,885

B. Juridical Section

 

 

 

 

 

1.    LTOPF

169

132

198

194

693

2.    FAs Registration

7,140

5,655

3,784

14,334

30,913

 For the period from January to December 2018, a total of 1,263 Firearms Records Verifications (FRV) by PSAs were listed. Likewise, 3,222 verification requests were received/complied to requesting parties. Moreover, 13,882 requests for verification were received/complied via GMAIL. Further, 3,221 certifications were issued to courts and prosecutors.

 

Records Section

1st

Qtr

2nd

Qtr

3rd

Qtr

4th

Qtr

TOTAL

Jan-Dec

1.    FAs Records Verification (FRV) by Security Agencies

309

256

327

371

1,263

2.    Received Verification Request (walk-in/routine)

902

770

832

718

3,222

3.    Complied Verification Request (walk-in/routine)

902

770

832

718

3,222

a.    Firearms

128

139

118

113

498

b.    Persons

1,056

972

942

878

3,848

4.    Received Verification (GMAIL)

3,323

3,462

3,442

3,655

13,882

5.    Complied Verification Request (GMAIL)

3,323

3,462

3,442

3,655

13,882

a.    Firearms

244

239

132

920

1,535

b.    Persons

3,470

4,137

4,287

5,201

17,095

6.    Certification Issued to Courts and Prosecutors

597

1,256

679

689

3,221

 As of December 31, 2019, a total of forty one (41) License to Operate (LTO) were issued to Manufacturers and 418 LTO for Dealership applicants. While on other permits/certifications, 106 for authority to export, 207 authority to import, 240 authority to display, 271 for certificate of balance and ten (10) other certifications issued to FEO clienteles.

Permits & Other Licensing Section

1st

Qtr

2nd

Qtr

3rd

Qtr

4th

Qtr

TOTAL

Jan-Dec

1.    License to Operate (Manufacturing)

 

 

 

 

41

a.    Manufacture Small Arms and its Major & Minor Parts

7

1

3

2

13

b.    Manufacture Ammunition and/or Ammunition Components

2

0

0

2

4

c.    Manufacture Minor Parts and Accessories

6

1

2

2

11

d.    Manufacture Airgun/Airsoft

1

1

0

0

2

e.    Manufacture Bulletproof Vest/Vestment

1

0

0

0

1

f.     Manufacture Sporting Riflescope

1

0

0

1

2

g.    Manufacture Small Arms, Ammunition, Air Munition Products, Smoke Grenade, Mortar Fuses, Bomb Suites and Blankets For Sale to AFP/PNP and Authorized Foreign Counterparts

0

0

0

0

0

h.    Manufacture Small Arms, Firearm Parts and Ammunition for sale to Authorize Law Enforcement Agencies

2

1

1

0

4

i.      Manufacture of Load/Reload

2

0

2

0

4

2.    License to Operate (Dealership)

 

 

 

 

418

a.    Deal in Small Arms, Major Parts and Ammunition

45

21

41

36

143

b.    Deal in Airgun/Airsoft

10

4

18

11

43

c.    Deal in Ammunition Reloading Components

15

10

16

14

55

d.    Deal in Reloading Machines, Parts and Accessories

11

9

21

13

54

e.    Deal in Bullet Proof Vest/Vestment

3

0

7

7

17

f.     Deal in Firearm Minor Parts, Spare Parts and Accessories

17

17

41

31

106

g.    Gunsmith’s License

7

1

3

3

14

h.    Indentor’s License

2

4

3

1

10

3.    Other Permits/Certification

 

 

 

 

 

a.    Authority to Export

25

37

29

15

106

b.    Authority to Import

65

43

62

37

207

c.    Authority to Display

0

43

123

74

240

d.    Certificate of Balance

62

76

81

52

271

e.    Registration of Bulletproof Vest/Vestment

0

0

0

2

2

f.     Certification

2

0

3

2

8

For the period January to December 2018, FEO Storage Section recorded a total of 1,143 firearms deposited for final disposition and 2,515 for safekeeping. Likewise, other data maintained/updated by the Storage Section as shown below:

Storage Section

TOTAL

Jan-Dec

1.    Firearms Deposited for Final Disposition (SAO)

20,126

2.    Firearms Deposited for Safe Keeping (SAO)

17,086

3.    Firearms Deposited (Dealer’s Vault)

60,163

TOTAL

97,375

On the processing of Permit To Transport (PTT) for the period from January to December 2018, a total of 7,063 PTT were issued to different entities, such as, Juridical, Individual, Dealer, Diplomat, Sport Shooter and Presidential Security Group (PSG)/Law Enforcement Agency (LEA).

 

Permit to Transport (PTT)

1st

Qtr

2nd

Qtr

3rd

Qtr

4th

Qtr

TOTAL

Jan-Dec

1.    Juridical

721

331

515

407

1,974

2.    Individual

382

170

732

916

2,200

3.    Dealer

670

472

720

639

2,501

4.    Diplomat

31

53

34

40

158

5.    Sport Shooter

42

68

13

57

180

6.    PSG/LEA

1

3

25

21

50

On Gun Club Recognition, a total of 189 certificates issued to different gun clubs. Of this total, twenty nine (29) were new and 160 were renewal. Likewise, on the Accreditation of Shooting Ranges, a total of 209 accreditation of shooting ranges were approved. Of this total, thirty nine (39) were new, 163 renewed and seven (7) for the Government Shooting Ranges.

Gun Club Recognition and

Shooting Range Accreditation

1st

Qtr

2nd

Qtr

3rd

Qtr

4th

Qtr

TOTAL

Jan-Dec

Gun Club Recognition

 

 

 

 

 

1.    New

8

15

6

0

29

2.    Renewal

70

27

33

30

160

3.    Membership

1,170

630

570

450

2,820

Shooting Range Accreditation

 

 

 

 

 

1.    New

13

17

8

1

39

2.    Renewal

71

24

41

28

163

3.    Government

0

0

1

6

7

For the period from January to December 2018, a total of 18,584 certificates were issued for the Gun Safety and Responsible Gun Ownership Seminar (GSRGOS). While fifty seven (57) Authority to Conduct and eighteen (18) authentication of certificates for GSRGOS issued to individuals. Likewise, 145 authority to conduct shooting competition were approved/issued. Further, thirty seven (37) permits issued to individuals applying to possess reloading machine and 1,161 airsoft/airgun registration issued to individuals. Furthermore, 316 certificates of inspection and sixteen (16) certificate of under process were issued to different entities. Moreover, 3,541 firearms verification has been recorded and three (3) firearms tagged as lost. Additionally, a total of 24,050 order of payment issued to individuals.

 

Other Issuances

1st

Qtr

2nd

Qtr

3rd

Qtr

4th

Qtr

TOTAL

Jan-Dec

1.    GSRGOS Issued

5,783

4,089

4,108

4,604

18,584

2.    Authority to Conduct GSRGOS

26

20

3

8

57

3.    Authenticated GSRGOS

0

0

0

18

18

4.    Authority to Conduct Shooting Competition

31

30

44

40

145

5.    Permit to Possess Reloading Machine

7

9

12

9

37

6.    Airsoft/Airgun Registration

307

235

289

330

1,161

7.    Certificate of Inspection

95

67

91

63

316

8.    Certificate of Under Process

0

0

0

16

16

9.    Firearms Record Verification

1,150

950

972

469

3,541

10. Tagging of Lost Firearms

0

0

3

0

3

11. Order of Payment Issued

8,852

5,128

5,820

4,250

24,050