The director of Police Regional Office 3, Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen, has ordered the random inspection of fireworks manufacturers and dealers in Central Luzon in the wake of an explosion at a fireworks factory in Sta. Maria town in Bulacan.
The Central Luzon police chief said the Philippine National Police has coordinated with local government units to ensure compliance with requirements prior to the issuance of permits to manufacturers and dealers of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.
This would help prevent accidents in fireworks manufacturing sites and prevent injuries as well as casualties to workers, he said.
“We will also conduct on-site inspection and confiscation of prohibited firecrackers in public markets, at the same time, we continuously appeal to everyone to refrain from using illegal firecrackers to avoid any injuries,” Pasiwen said.