FRAG Implements “NO LICENSE, NO PLAY” Rule

To further elevate airsoft play among its members, effective immediately, the Force Recon Airsoft Group (FRAG) shall implement the “NO LICENSE – NO PLAY” rule.  This is to ensure that all members and guests shall only be playing with airsoft guns that are registered with the Philippine National Police – FESAGS. Inspection of gun license on members and guest will be done during game registration.


July 13 FRAG Game – Major Jun Lagare, Cagayan de Oro’s PNP FESAGs Chief (Right), and FRAG President Bobby Ludeña (LEFT) chat during game break time.

This is on top of the NO BDU – NO PLAY rule that is also observed in all games.

Moreover, guests can only play strictly on an approved INVITATION basis only.

Finally, for an orderly game and to facilitate historic battle simulations in future games, FRAG officers shall only allow a maximum of forty (40) players per engagement, which may include guests, but prioritizing FRAG members.

These measures are taken as FRAG organizers and officers endeavor to establish quality membership, excellent games, and on the overall, a respectable airsoft group.


July 13 FRAG Game – A pinned down Delta Team battles it out against an opposing group.


President Bob’s Delta Team successfully extracts a group of Recon but with heavy casualties.

FRAG Implements New “Strict” Rules during Gameplays

The Force Recon Airsoft Group – Cagayan de Oro, PH – Board of Directors and its members discussed last night at Southwinds Hotel, important issues regarding “strict” game safety rules and other regulations which will be implemented next gameday. Other topics such as a proposed tournament and the Philippine National Police Airsoft Gun and Team Registration which prompted the organization to “halt” temporarily its recruitment were also discussed.

PNP Starts to Regulate Airsoft

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MANILA, Philippines – Airsoft enthusiasts have until July 1 to apply for the licenses of the rifles and pistols they use in their war games.

This was after the Philippine National Police (PNP) started regulating the popular combat sport where participants use varying types of weapons designed as replicas of real firearms, tactical gear, and accessories used by military and police organizations.

In GMA’s 24 Oras, reporter Claire Delfin said the PNP’s mass registration for Airsoft guns started last Saturday in Fairview, Quezon City.

Airsoft is a combat sport similar to Paintball in which participants eliminate opponents by hitting them with (6 mm or occasionally 8 mm) plastic BBs (small, spherical balls) launched from airsoft guns, that can be powered by CO2, Green Gas, spring, or electrically powered gearboxes actuating a piston.

Supt. Rogelio Simon, chief of the PNP’s permits and other licenses division, there is a need to regulate Airsoft war games since the replicas used in it could cause undue harm to others.

The PNP said those who are manufacturing, importing, selling, owning airsoft guns should apply for licenses. Those who fail to comply will face the risk of being arrested.

The PNP is also set to review airsoft’s rules and sites.

Airsoft enthusiasts, on the other hand, welcomed the move to regulate the game.

“Natutuwa kami kasi hindi na kami mari-raid at di na kami huhulihin (We’re happy because we’ll not be subject to raids and arrests anymore),” lawyer Ernesto Tabujara, founder of the United Airsoft Alliance, a group of airsoft enthusiasts in the Philippines. – GMANews.TV

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New PNP Memo dated February 8, 2008

I just got this from a forum… the PNP are now inspecting teams and game sites in Luzon, later on, might be Visayas and Mindanao. We appreciate our PNP-FESAG office here in Cagayan de Oro headed by Major Jun Legare, for updating and reminding us on our team registration and gun licensing.

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Philippine National Police (PNP) – Circular No.11

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PNP CIRCULAR NO. 11

Revised Rules and regulations governing the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, possession, carrying of airsoft rifles/pistols and operation of airsoft game sites and airsoft teams (December 04, 2007)

I. RERERENCES

a. Memo circular 08 entitled rules and regulations governing the manufacture, sale, Possession and Carrying of airsoft rifle/ pistol dated september 27, 2006
b. Implementing rules and regulations governing the manufacture, sale, possessio, and carrying of airrifles/pistols dated january 29, 1992;
c. Executive order no. 256 entitled “schedule of fees dated December 21, 1995”
d. Standard operating procedure number 13 entitled “Licensing of Firearms” dated October 2001
e. Memorandum circular number 99-009 entitled “Manufature and repair of firearms” dated March 16, 1999.
f. Memorandum circular number 07 entitled “recognition/operation of gun clubs” dated June 2006.

II. PURPOSE

This circular prescribes the rules and regulations governing the manufacture, dealership, importation, exportation, sale, possession, and carriage of airsoft rifles/ pistols and operation of airsoft teams and game sites

III. SCOPE

This circular shall apply to all natural and juridical persons who intend to manufacture, deal, import, export, sell, possess, and carry airsoft rifles/ pistols which has been classified as a special type of airgun. This circular also sets the provision for the establishment and operation of airsoft teams and game sites.

IV. DEFINITION OF AIRSOFT RIFLE/ PISTOL

Airsoft rifle/ pistol defined herein used includes battery operated, spring and gas type powered rifles/ pistols which discharge plastic or rubber pellets only as bullets or ammunition. This differs from replica as the latter does not fire plastic or rubber pellet.

V. RESTRICTION

Airsoft rifle/ pistol as herein classified as special type of air gun, shall be used in sporting activities such as war game simulation only. All airsoft rifle/ pistol shall not exceed 550 feet per second velocity using t .20 gram BB. Otherwise, and airsoft rifle/ pistol exceeding the prescribed limit shall not be eligible for registration.

VI. MANUFACTURE AND SALE

All natural and juridical persons who intend to manufacture or sell airsoft rifle/ pistol shall apply for a license to manufacture or license to deal airsoft rifles/ pistols under existing rules and regulations of the Philippine National Police thru Firearms and Explosives Division of the Civil Security Group as provided for under the provision of Revised Memorandum Circular Number 99-009.

VII. MARKINGS

Upon the one-time registration with the FED-CSG, PNP for those airsoft rifles/ pistols with no serial numbers, a barcode sticker bearing a permanently assigned unique serial number shall be affivxed on a conspicuous part of the airsoft rifle/ pistol. Said barcode sticker shall remain valid for the lifetime of the gun.

Those airsoft rifled/ pistols with existing serial numbers shall be registered using their individually affixed serial numbers.

Duplication of serial numbers and/or falsification of barcode stickers shall be deemed as a vaiolation of this Circular which shall result to the revocation of any airsoft license issued to the holder.

Airsoft riFles and pistols must be painted with bright red or orange color at the tip of the muzzle not less than 6.35 centimeters in length.

VIII. REGISTRATION

Any person who desires to possess airsoft rifle/ pistol shall file his application in accordance with PNP SOP Number 13 entitled “Licensing of Firearms” except that minimum age shall be 18 years of age for airsoft rifle/ pistol. The one time registration for airgun shall be applied to airsoft rifle/ pistol. In case of transfer of ownership to a qualified citizen the required procedure in the transfer of regular air gun shall apply. A licensed airsoft rifle/ pistol holder shall not transfer physical possession of his registered airsoft rifle/ pistol until the application for license to possess airsoft rifle/ pistol is approved by FED-CSG.

IX. TRANSPORT OF AIRSOFT RIFLE/ PISTOL

A permit to Tranpsort (PTT) airsoft rifle/ pistol shall be required for the transport of all airsoft rifles/ pistols from the place of residence to any game or exhibition site. Application for a permit to transport airsoft rifle/ pistol shall be filed at the FED-CSG for metro manila applicants and their respective municipal, city, provincial police offices or at FESAGS.

The permit to transort airsoft shall cover a maximum of five (5) airsoft units, whether rifles, pistols or a combination of both. The permit shall be valid nationwide for a period of one year except in areas where there is prevalence of crime and lawlessness.

While in transit, all airsoft rifles/ pistols shall be placed in secured bags or cases.

X. IMPORT AND EXPORT OF AIRSOFT.

Any person engaged or intending to engage in the import and export of airsoft rifles/ pistols shall first secure the corresponding import or export permit from the Philippine national police through the FED CSG prior to actual import and export of said items.

XI. AIRSOFT TEAMS

Airsoft teams shall seek accreditation with the FED-CSG. Each airsoft teams shall have a minimum of ten (10) registered owners of airsoft rifle/ pistol, a permanent address, a president, and shall abide by the Code of Conduct, Safety, and RuLes of Engagement for Games which shall be formulated by the Airsoft Association of the Philippines for airsoft players which shall be appliable and binding upon all, during games.

XII. AIRSOFT GAME SITES

Prior to the use of a particular area as airsoft game site, the operator or duly authorized person in charge of the proposed airsoft game site shall request in writing with the Chief of Police who has jurisdiction over the said area for the conduct of any war game, simulation, shooting copetition or exhibition or airsoft rifles/ pistols.

XIII. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Existing manufacturers or dealers and present holders of airsoft rifle/ pistol shall have a grace period or six (6) months from date hereof to apply for manufacturer or dealers license and to present their airsoft rifle/ pistol to the Firearms Management Branch (FMB), Firearms and explosives division-Civil Security Group for testing, and payment of the corresponding fees.

All licensed dealers or airsoft rifle/ pistol shall secure the ncessary permits prior to the conduct of airsoft rifle/ pistol show or exhibition.

XIV. RECISSION CLAUSE

All rules and regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby rescinded or modified accordingly.

XV. PENAL CLAUSE

Any violation of the above provisions shall be a ground for cancellation of the certificate of registration issued by the FED and confiscation of the item/s without prejudice to the filing of civil/criminal charges as the evidence warrants.

XVI. EFFECTIVITY

These rules and regulations shall take effect immediately.

(signed)
AVELINO RAZON, JR.
Police Director General
Chief, PNP.