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QC tightens regulations on sale of firecrackers

The Quezon City has issued guidelines on the sale of firecrackers to prevent the loss of lives or limbs during the New Year’s Eve revelry.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOH: Don’t risk lives over firecrackers

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REVELRY TURNS TO REGRET  A firecracker victim in 2011  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After the last “Big Bang,” over a thousand people were hospitalized, with 25 of them ending up as amputees and nearly 150 injuring their eyes.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Zambo City starts enforcing firecracker ban

Police here have started monitoring the entry of firecrackers and pyrotechnics as they implement the city ordinance banning the use and sale of these in the city.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Firecracker injuries grew by 9%; review of local ban sought

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A man waits for his drug prescription after being treated for his hand injury following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. AP/Bullit Marquez

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.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Number of New Year revelry casualties tops 1,000 mark

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A boy injured by a firecracker weeps at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2014, after New Year's celebrations. AFP/NOEL CELIS

Almost a week after the New Year revelry, the Department of Health has already counted 1,018 injuries.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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