Securing Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) in the Philippines

A Phenomenological Study


  • Maria Fe Imbong Cebu Doctors University
  • Wildemar Tiu Philippine National Police-Air Unit, General Aviation, Pasay City, Philippines



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“The socially constructed value of guns or firearms is closely associated with how one views the logic behind social organization, particularly social order and control in a society” Oreta (2015).  This study aimed to explore the lived experiences of the applicants for Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) for the fiscal year 2019 to design a framework on the decentralized issuances of Permit to carry Firearms Outside Residence.  It uses Husserlian phenomenology, utilizing interview, data mining and citations from authors as triangulation technique to add rigor in the research process and uses Colaizzi’s data analysis.  The study found out that the process of filing the application and the issuance of the PTCFOR Card is of great concern to the participants as it was the reason why they failed to renew their PTCFOR annually. As a solution, the researchers designed a Decentralized Scheme in the issuance of Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence.


Permit to carry firearms outside residence, decentralize, Cebu, Philippines


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How to Cite

Imbong, M. F., & Tiu, W. (2022). Securing Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) in the Philippines: A Phenomenological Study. IRAPA International Journal of Business Studies, 3(1).