By Niña P. Calleja
The total number of injuries caused by firecrackers from Dec. 21, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014 grew by nine percent from the 2012 Christmas to 2013 New Year period, prompting health officials to renew their calls to review the current laws on the use and sale of firecrackers and other explosives.
By Tina G. Santos
The sheer recalcitrance of traders, the stubbornness of revelers, the authorities’ preoccupation with the tragic aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” even the notorious corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
A two-year-old boy here ended up in a hospital after a wayward bullet hit him on the left hand as residents here welcomed the New Year 12 a.m. Wednesday, the police said Thursday.
By Bong Lozada
The number of firecracker-related injuries has reached 804 as of 6 a.m. Thursday, Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag said.