LOOK: ‘Iwas Paputok’ motorcade launched in NCR ahead of New Year
MANILA, Philippines — Some local government units and police stations in Metro Manila launched motorcades promoting public safety from firecrackers just hours before the New Year.
A tweet from Manila Public Information Office showed some firetrucks and police cars with fire prevention tarpaulins pass through streets of Tondo, Manila to inform citizens of avoiding fireworks as they greet the New Year.
TINGNAN: Kinabitan ng tarpaulin ang mga patrol car at fire truck sa Ermita, Maynila para ipakalat ang mensahe na umiwas sa paggamit ng paputok sa pagsalubong ng Bagong Taon. | via MPD Station 5#AlertoManileno pic.twitter.com/zghm3jJz7R
— Manila Public Information Office (@ManilaPIO) December 31, 2019
In another statement, police, force multipliers, and firefighters in Pasay also held an “Iwas Paputok” motorcade to lessen fire incidents due to firecrackers.
In Parañaque, police officers also appealed to the public to avoid using fireworks and instead use noise-makers as an alternative to welcome the New Year.
The Bureau of Fire Protection-National Capital Region also deployed motorcade with its personnel in the streets of San Juan to distribute fliers about the dangers of using firecrackers during the New Year revelry. A firefighter mascot also joined the motorcade to entice the public.
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