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15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant—reports

Man on fire

A massive blaze broke out in a firecracker factory Saturday in central India, killing at least 15 people, local media said.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Buddhists in PH: Beyond ‘tikoy,’ fireworks and New Year revelry

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CHINATOWN SERENITY A man in prayer finds solace at Guan Sheng Fu Zi Temple in Binondo, Manila, the oldest Buddhist temple in the country. Maricar B. Brizuela

Dragon dance, fireworks and “tikoy”—just some of the things that give the Chinese New Year a multicultural appeal.   But beyond the revelry, what does the Buddhist festival mean to the Buddhist minority in the country?   It is a time to reflect on one’s present and “past lives,” identify and rectify mistakes, and renew [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DENR eyes fines for air pollution

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AP FILE PHOTO

Following the discovery that the New Year fireworks worsened air pollution in Metro Manila nearly 10 times the tolerable level, environment officials are now considering imposing penalties on cities that fail to regulate firecracker use.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hundreds injured in Philippine New Year countdown

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Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

At least 10 revellers were brought to the East Avenue Medical Center for firecracker injuries during the first hour of the New Year.net

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fireworks ban in effect in parts of south Metro

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TOXIC watch group EcoWaste Coalition warns buyers against charms that supposedly bring the owner good luck after these test positive for harmful chemicals like lead and arsenic. Alexis Corpuz

Some areas in the southern part of Metro Manila are hoping to usher in the New Year without a bang. In Muntinlupa, the city government has imposed a ban on fireworks and firecrackers for the duration of the holiday season.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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