Category Archives: News

18 May

News 5 interview of the AFAD President

AFAD President Atty. Hector C. Rodriguez Jr. during an interview with TV5 reporter Carlo Castillo said that the whole Association is hopeful for the continued growth of the industry under a Duterte presidency. Asked to comment on the statement of President elect Rodrigo Duterte on banning the licensing of high powered firearms, Atty. Rodriguez replied

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20 Apr

Certificate of Appreciation from the PNP HSS

The PNP Headquarters Support Service gave AFAD & the AFAD B.E.S.T. trainers, represented by Mr. Noel Tan, certificates of appreciation for the training conducted to them last month. Representing AFAD to receive the certificate on its behalf is Ms. Jocelyn Gutierrez-Jose, AFAD Comptroller.   Presenting the certificate was Police Sr Supt. Anthony Alcaneses, DDA, HSS

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22 Sep

AFAD Honors Police Hero Who Foiled Sept. 13 Bus Robbery

The Association of Firearms & Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines joins the Philippine National Police in honoring Police Officer 2 Ryan Cabansag with the presentation of its scholarship assistance during the flag raising ceremonies in Camp Crame on 21 September 2015. PO2 Cabansag was bestowed the Medalya ng Kagitingan for singlehandedly foiling a robbery attempt

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21 Jul

AFAD Courtesy Call to the Chief PNP

“Together, let’s always find ways to continuously improve the implementation of the firearms law.” – PNP Chief Police Director Ricardo Marquez As the Board of Directors of the Association of Firearms & Ammunition Dealers of the Phils., Inc. (AFAD) paid PNP Chief PDG Ricardo Marquez a courtesy call on 21 July 2015, his words served

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22 Sep

Quezon City 75th Founding Anniversary LTOAPF Caravan

The Quezon City Local Government, through the leadership of Mayor Herbert Bautista and in cooperation with the Philippine National Police, PNP Civil Security Group, PNP Firearms & Explosives Office, QCRPSA & the Association of Firearms & Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines Inc. (AFAD) brings to License to Own and Possess Firearm (LTOAPF) caravan to Quezon

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20 Jun

Killing the Gun Industry

Economic journalist and GNN host Miguel Gil writes about the aftermath of the implementation of Republic Act 10591. An original copy of this article can be found here: Home Defense Journal The Philippine National Police (PNP) may soon be the only government agency which can claim to have single-handedly bankrupted a thriving legitimate local industry—the firearms and

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28 Nov

The Chief PNP signs RA10591 IRR

The Chief of the Philippine National Police, Police Director General Alan LM. Purisima, signed the long awaited Implementing Rules & Regulations for the Republic Act 10591 or better known as the Comprehensive Law On Firearms And Ammunition. The signing ceremony was held at the PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame last November 25, 2013 during the PNP’s

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03 Sep


AFAD represented by its President, Mr. Jethro Dionisio, upon invitation  by the Bureau of Customs (BOC):  X-Ray Inspection Project (XIP) conducted a seminar to teach the BOC personnel on how to properly identify firearms, ammunition firearm parts, and other regulated accessories which are intentionally concealed during shipment to be smuggled into the country. AFAD strongly

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06 Jun

RA 10591 Signed by the President

RA 10591 also known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act has recently been signed by the President of the Philippines. Click here for the full text: RA 10591

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23 Apr

Ang Pangarap

AFAD at the 1st Firearms Enthusiasts Day launched “Ang Pangarap”, short video that shows that the firearm is a hindrance to the dreams of a criminal to do harm to others.

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