TO : ALL JUDGES
AND CLERKS OF COURTS OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, SHARI'A DISTRICT
METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL
TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS AND SHARI'A CIRCUIT COURTS.
SUBJECT : DISPOSITION
OF FIREARM, AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVE IN CUSTODIA LEGIS
In an earlier issuance
[CIR. NO. 2 dated 5/13/83], the Court directed all clerks of court "to
turn over, effective immediately, to the nearest Constabulary Command,
all firearms in your custody after the cases involving such firearms
have been terminated. In Metro Manila, the firearms may be turned over
to the FEO. In the provinces, the firearms may be turned over to
the respective PC Provincial Commands."
T. Lastimoso, Police Director, Acting Chief, PNP - Chairman, National
Enforcement Coordinating Committee, requested that PNP CIR NO. 5 Par. 6
(7) dated September 5, 1994, which reiterates in substance the
directive, be given widest dissemination to all courts.
In response, we are
reproducing the pertinent portion of said Circular, as a reminder and
the information and guidance of all concerned:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
being used as evidence in courts will only be turned-in to FEO (now
and Explosive Division) upon the termination of the cases or when it is
no longer needed as evidence."
September 11, 1998.