Tumulak to public: Avoid using firecrackers, karaokes

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | December 24,2020 - 02:26 PM

Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, City Council’s chairperson of the committee on disaster risk reduction, reminds the public to avoid using firecrackers, karaoke singing sessions and indiscriminate firing of guns in celebrating Christmas this year. | CDN Digital file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s chairperson for the committee on disaster risk reduction, reminded the public to celebrate Christmas safely and responsibly. 

Tumulak gave the warning as he encouraged the families to gather at limited capacity and avoid activities such as karaoke singing sessions, which could increase the risk of spreading the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Although there will be no restrictions to karaoke singing, the public are still urged to be careful and if possible observe social distancing in their homes.

Read: Drop that mic: DILG tells LGUs to ban karaoke this holiday season

Tumulak said the vigilance of the family members would result to the family celebrating the New Year as COVID-free. 

Read: DILG OK with videoke, karaoke sessions in households

Aside from karaoke singing, the councilor also advised against the use of firecrackers especially for closely situated residences. 

Tumulak said that firecrackers were fire hazards and might result to serious physical injuries.

To avoid accidents, those who want to use firecrackers must only use these in open public spaces with prepared supply of water nearby for accidents. 

“Kung mahimo, di na lang ta magpabuto rung Pasko. Ang kwarta nga ipalit natog pabuto, ilang Noche Buena o aguinaldo na lang,” said Tumulak

 (If it can be possible, we can just avoid firecrackers this Christmas. We can use the money for firecrackers to buy noche buena or aguinaldo instead.)

Read: Ligan: Indiscriminate firing is prohibited among policemen, everyone for holidays

Finally, the councilor reminds gun holders to keep their guns in a safe place. 

He said that indiscriminate firing had never been allowed in any area of the city, and anybody who would do it would face the consequences. 

The councilor encouraged licensed gun holders to be prudent with their weapons and to never take it with them if they would be intoxicated. 

Tumulak said he hoped that the public would choose safety over fun this Christmas so that everyone would welcome a Happy New Year in a week’s time. /dbs

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