REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

ORDINANCE NO. 6

INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF CASH DEPOSIT REQUIRED AS SECURITY AND THE ANNUAL LICENSE FEE FOR THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND AMENDING FOR SUCH PURPOSE SECTIONS 7 AND 23 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERED 226 OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FORMER EXECUTIVE COMMISSION, DATED OCTOBER 12, 1943.

There being urgent need of increasing the amounts prescribed in Executive Order No. 226 issued by the Chairman of the former Executive Commission on October 12, 1943, for deposits and fees in connection with the issuance of licenses for firearms so as to be reasonably commensurate with the increase in general level of prices since the issuance of said Executive Order, I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me by Article III, Section 14, of the Constitution, do hereby promulgate this Ordinance:

SECTION 1. Sections 7 and 23 of Executive Order No. 226 by the Chairman of the former Executive Commission, dated October 12, 1943, are amended so as to read as follows:

“SEC. 7. License required for individual keeping of arms for personal use; security to be given.—Any person desiring to possess one or more firearms for personal protection or for other lawful purposes, and ammunition thereof, shall make application for a license to possess such firearm or firearms or am­munition, stating the reasons why he needs such firearm or firearms as hereinafter provided. Upon making such application and before receiving the license, the applicant shall, for the purpose of security, make a cash deposit in the Postal Savings Bank or in the Philippine National Bank in the sum of two hundred pesos for each firearm for which the license is to be issued, and shall indorse the certificate of deposit therefor to the National Treasurer.”

“SEC. 23. Fees.—Any person who owns or possesses a license for firearm as herein provided, shall pay for each firearm held on license an annual fee of fifty pesos.”

SEC. 2. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its approval.

Done in the City of Manila, this 4th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.

(Sgd.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic
of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) PEDRO SABIDO
Executive Secretary

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library