Firecrackers banned in Metro Manila — NCRPO chief
MANILA, Philippines — The mayors of Metro Manila have agreed to ban the use and sale of all kinds of firecrackers this holiday season, the chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Monday.
NCRPO director Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said mayors of Metro Manila have passed a resolution that orders the ban on firecrackers.
“The Resolution No. 19 by all Metro Manila mayors po ay unanimously agreed na the total ban po of firecrackers sa buong Kamaynilaan, sa buong NCR po. So bawal na po, any kind of firecrackers ay bawal na pong gamitin, ibenta dito po sa loob ng Metro Manila,” he said over ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.
(All Metro Manila mayors have unanimously agreed to pass Resolution No. 19 which calls for the total ban of firecrackers in the region. So any kind of firecrackers are not allowed to be used or sold in Metro Manila.)
“It was unanimously agreed by all Metro Manila mayors through Resolution No. 19 so mag-uumpisa po ‘yan (it’s implementation will start) anytime today,” he added.
Danao said violators will be initially apprehended and will be told not to repeat the same offense.
He added that fireworks display in safe, designated areas should first be approved by local government units.