By 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 [...]
By Julie M. Aurelio
The senseless loss of life and limb continues long after the Big Bang. An 11-year-old boy was killed while his playmate lost both hands and injured an eye after setting a pile of “dud” firecrackers on fire in Quezon City two days after the New Year’s Eve revelry, police said.
By DJ Yap
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.
By Orlando Dinoy
A resident who defied an executive order issued last year by Mayor Joseph Peñas banning firecrackers in the city has become a self-proclaimed poster boy of the anti-firecracker campaign here.