Firecracker vendors hope sales will pick up as New Year draws near

Futch Anthony Inso 12/28/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Four days before the New Year, firecracker vendors in Lapu-Lapu City are hoping that customers will flock to their stores and that their sales will increase. Abbeygail Lara, a firecracker vendor in Barangay…

Some Cebu City firecracker vendors not happy with new selling zone at SRP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The firecracker vendors in Cebu City said they want to go back to their original spots at the middle of the South Road Properties (SRP) in the next firecracker season. Vendors said the number…

Labella to new police chief: Ensure zero casualty in New Year’s celebration

Rosalie Abatayo 12/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has given his marching order for newly installed city police chief, Colonel Engelbert Soriano: “Ensure zero casualty this New Year.” Labella met Soriano, who assumed as the officer-in-charge…

Scenes of fire-hit firecracker storage area in Kinalumsan

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/28/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines —  These are some scenes after a fire hit a house which stores firecrackers in Sitio Kinalumsan, Barangay Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City. The past 2 p.m. December 28, 2019 fire damaged other rooms for…

Cebu City’s firecracker zone opens in Barangay Mambaling

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The firecracker zone in Cebu City is now more accessible to the public.  The zone has been transferred from the middle of the South Road Properties (SRP) to a portion of the SRP…

PNP starts crackdown on unregulated firecracker use

Cathrine Gonzales 12/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday started the crackdown on unregulated use of firecrackers as provided under President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 28 in 2017. PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said…

Massive drop in firecracker-related injuries noted in Cebu this year

Delta Derycka Letigio 01/02/2019

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES–The New Year’s day celebration in Cebu this year was generally peaceful and safer. This was the assessment by the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) on Wednesday, January 2.  According to a statement released by…

DOH-7: More firecracker, stray bullet victims this year

Delta Derycka Letigio, Futch Anthony Inso, Rosalie Abatayo 01/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More Cebuanos welcomed 2019 with pain and fewer limbs, says the New Year’s Day Injury Surveillance Report of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) issued 11 a.m. today, January 1. DOH-7’s…

Firecracker zones will help deter disasters

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/30/2018

LIGHTING firecrackers should be done away from residential areas in order to prevent disasters, such as fires, from happening. This is the reason why government officials from Cebu and Lapu-Lapu cities are urging their respective constituents who…

DTI’s authorized firecracker makers’ list released

Inquirer.net 12/27/2018

MANILA, Philippines – Days away from New Year’s Eve revelry, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released a list of accredited firecracker manufacturers. In an advisory on Sunday, DTI said the Bureau of Philippine Standards…

DTI’s authorized firecracker makers’ list released

Inquirer.net 12/23/2018

MANILA, Philippines – Days away from New Year’s Eve revelry, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released a list of accredited firecracker manufacturers. In an advisory on Sunday, DTI said the Bureau of Philippine Standards…

DILG orders PNP, LGUs to enforce firecracker laws

Inquirer.net 12/20/2018

Manila, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the local government units (LGUs) to implement the regulations on firecracker use, to minimize the number of…

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