Police arrested seven people in their campaign against illegal firecrackers in the provinces of Laguna and Cavite. Senior Superintendent Pascual Munoz, Laguna police chief, said one of those arrested was Jeffrey Ambayec, 29, whose house in San Pedro, Laguna, yielded at least P500,000 in illegal firecrackers.
By Matikas Santos
The Philippine National Police (PNP) reiterated their warning against illegal firecrackers as the New Year’s celebration draws near.
Seven people were arrested after police seized illegal firecrackers in separate operations in Laguna and Cavite provinces on Thursday.
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the public to refrain from using firecrackers to welcome the New Year.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
In a bid to discourage residents from lighting firecrackers to welcome 2013, Quezon City will be hosting for the first time a New Year’s countdown that will be capped by a 25-minute fireworks display.