AS Christmas draws near, police warned firecracker vendors against the sale of imported and illegal firecrackers. Retailers are also reminded to comply with all requirements before they can start selling. Supt. Marvin Sanchez, head of the Firearms Explosive Division of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said the retailers are required to secure a [...]
By Jeannette I. Andrade
“A lapse in judgment.”
This was the excuse purportedly given by the highest-ranking officer among the 12 Quezon City policemen who were caught on video taking banned firecrackers from a heap confiscated by their colleagues on New Year’s Eve.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
More than P1 million worth of illegal fireworks have been seized by Metro Manila policemen since they launched a crackdown against the banned items on Dec. 28.
By Ayan C. Mellejor
, Dennis Jay Santos
, Germelina Lacorte
, Julie S. Alipala
There were no firecracker injuries in this city. There was a lot of noise—from the shrieks of children aboard a convoy of vehicles going round and round the village, to the wailing of sirens and ambulances, the clanging of metal against metal—as people went around banging pans and ladles and rhythmically honking cars and revving car engines, as the city greeted the New Year.
The infamous piccolo, a type of firecracker banned by the government, remains to be among the leading causes of firecracker-related injuries as the New Year revelry draws nearer, the Department of Health said Monday.