New hopes for the New Year

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/28/2017

On New Year’s Eve, the residents of Sitio Camp Franco in Barangay Lower Becerril, Boljoon town will no longer hear the loud bang of a metal ladle against a cauldron. Their gong-ringer Nenita Palador, who is known…

Stiff fines, imprisonment await those using illegal firecrackers

Inquirer 12/28/2017

  As New Year celebration approaches, the government has threatened to impose fine or imprisonment against those who would be caught proliferating or using illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)…

Parents told: Do not allow your kids to light firecrackers

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/27/2017

NEVER allow your children to play with firecrackers and pyrotechnics. This was the reminder of Dr. Mari Leo FidelPataray, the chairman of Emergency Department of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). Pataray said children that are…

Public urged to use ‘torotot’ instead of firecrackers

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/24/2017

The Chairman for the Emergency Department of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), Dr. Mari Leo Pataray discourages the public from using firecrackers and urge them to instead use alternative noisemakers, like “torotot,” which is safe…

Time to ban firecrackers

Editorial 12/06/2017

Even if President Rodrigo Duterte already issued a directive banning the use, sale and distribution of firecrackers, Mandaue City Hall’s citywide ban on firecrackers is still laudable if only to emphasize and enforce the President’s order on…

No firecracker ban in Lapu

Norman Mendoza 12/06/2017

  WHILE there’s no firecracker ban in Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Paz Radaza said she is reminding city residents to be extra cautious in using firecrackers to celebrate the holidays. Radaza ordered each barangays to submit a list…

Firecrackers ban ideal to ensure safety of public

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Norman V. Mendoza 12/05/2017

WHILE Mandaue City has been declared as a no firecracker zone, Cebu City officials are not yet decided, but one official said a firecrackers ban is “ideal” to ensure safety during the holiday. According to Cebu City…

FIRECRACKERS BANNED IN MANDAUE

Norman V. Mendoza 12/04/2017

Quisumbing: Prohibition meant to prevent fires, injuries during holidays For over 50 years, it has been a tradition of the family of Chinese businessman Siam Sy to explode long stripes of firecrackers every Christmas and New Year’s…

DOLE-7 issues stoppage order against firecracker factory after explosion

Norman V. Mendoza 11/29/2017

THE Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) has issued an order to a firecracker factory in Lapu-Lapu City to immediately stop the production and selling of firecrackers. The stoppage order was issued after DOLE-7…

MAO BA?

Editorial 01/05/2017

EXPENSIVE RENT Firecracker vendors stationed at the South Road Properties (SRP) complained that last year’s rent is the most expensive so far. “We were surprised after the bidding that the rent was pegged at P6,000, but after…

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