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Central Luzon officials work to lessen ‘cracker-related injuries

Dec 24, 2017 @ 5:53

Police and government officials in Central Luzon are working together in minimizing firework-related injuries this season.

This includes strictly following Executive Order 28, which regulates the use of pyrotechnics and fireworks.

The EO mandates local officials to issue permits, indicating the date, time and specific areas where fireworks displays can be held in line with national standards, rules and regulations.

“We continue to inspect firecracker stores in the region to prevent the sale of prohibited firecrackers,” said Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police director.

The provincial government of Bulacan, meanwhile, urged local officials to immediately identify the firecracker zones in their respective areas.

Philippine Fireworks Association president Joven Ong also stressed the importance of local officials in clamping down and stopping the sale of “piccolo” in their areas, as it is a banned and smuggled firecracker product.

“Barangay officials have to be strict in catching these illegal sellers of piccolo,” he said.

Piccolo accounts for almost 70 percent of the annual fireworks-related injuries in the country.

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