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DOH bares ‘most dangerous’ fireworks areas

/ 12:33 PM December 28, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) identified on Saturday the “most dangerous” areas in Metro Manila that had the most number of fireworks injuries.

The list of “most dangerous” areas in the metropolis in terms of fireworks-related injuries based on the agency’s 2010 to 2012 reports was released through Twitter by DOH Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag.

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Quezon City

1.         Batasan Hills

2.         Commonwealth

3.         Holy Spirit

4.         Payatas

5.         Sto. Domingo

6.         Krus na Ligas

Manila

1.         District 2, Barangay 147-267 in East Tondo

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2.         District 1, Barangay 1-146 in West Tondo

3.         District 3, Barangay 268-394 in Binondo

4.         Quiapo

5.         San Nicolas

6.         Sta. Cruz

Mandaluyong

1.         Addition Hills

2.         Hulo

3.         Barangka Drive

4.         Poblacion

5.         San Jose

6.         Plainview

Valenzuela

1.         Hen. T. de Leon

2.         Marulas

3.         Karuhatan

4.         Canumay

5.         Malinta

6.         Parada

Las Piñas

1.         Pulang Lupa Uno

2.         BF International Village

3.         Talon Dos

4.         Pulang Lupa Dos

5.         Fajardo

Marikina

1.         Malanday

2.         Concepcion Uno

3.         Parang

4.         Sto. Niño

Pasig

1.         Pinagbuhatan

2.         Bagong Ilog

3.         Pineda

4.         Bambang

5.         San Miguel

6.         Kapasigan

7.         San Joaquin

8.         Kalawaan

“Malabon remains safer. No barangay (villages) in [the] list of most dangerous,” Tayag said over Twitter.

He said it was the same in the case of Caloocan, Makati, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pateros, San Juan and Taguig.

The list is part of the DOH’s “Aksyon Paputok Injury Reduction (APIR)” campaign.

“Active fireworks users up by 8 percent this year compared to 2012,” Tayag added.

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