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Central Luzon police identify 266 firecracker zones

Dec 31, 2021 @ 11:18
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A total of 266 areas have been designated as firecracker zones across Central Luzon by the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3).

Pursuant to Executive Order 28, the use of firecrackers is confined to designated places and conducted under the supervision of a trained person duly licensed by the Philippine National Police.

On Wednesday, PRO-3 director Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay listed the number of firecracker zones in each province: Aurora, 14; Bataan, 8; Bulacan, 86; Nueva Ecija, 29; Pampanga, 22; Tarlac, 60; and Zambales, 47.

Baccay also disclosed the installation of 169 fireworks display zones in the region: Aurora, 13; Bataan, 6; Bulacan, 66; Nueva Ecija, 23; Pampanga,13; Tarlac, 8; Zambales, 38; and Angeles City, 2.

“Instead of using firecrackers, we could all welcome the New Year with other forms of merriment to ensure a safe and healthy celebration of the holiday festivity,” he said in a social media post.

The firecrackers regulated for sale and use are baby rockets, bawang, el diablo, Judas’ belt, paper caps, pulling of strings, skyrocket, small triangulo, and other types that are not oversized, overweight, and imported.

On the other hand, pyrotechnic devices or “pailaw” allowed to be sold and used are the butterfly, fountain, jumbo regular and special, luces, Mabuhay, Roman candle, sparklers, trompillo, and whistle device.

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