No Erwin Tulfo firearms surrendered — PNP

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday said broadcaster Erwin Tulfo already coordinated with the PNP-Firearms and Explosive Office (FEO) but did not yet surrender  firearms which have expired licenses.

This was according to PNP spokesperson Col. Bernard Banac.

Banac said last Monday, the camp of Tulfo went to PNP-FEO office after PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde warned the broadcaster that the PNP would be forced to undertake police action if he will not surrender his firearms.

“The camp of Erwin Tulfo has coordinated with the Firearms and Explosives Office and assured that they will renew the licenses of the firearms., Banac said.

“However, they have yet to surrender the firearms registered under Mr. Erwin Tulfo’s name. We are waiting for their action on this,” Banac added.

Banac explained that Tulfo has been notified and that he should turn over all his firearms to the PNP for safekeeping prior to the renewal of his license to own and possess firearms (LTOPF).    

Banac insisted that even if Tulfo applies for the renewal of his LTOPF, he still has to submit his firearms for temporary safekeeping since it is already considered a loose.

“What we are concerned about is the renewal might take long or he might travel abroad. Bringing these firearms is unauthorized so they have to surrender these for temporary custody,” he added.