Babag firecracker manufacturers reminded to always prioritize safety

Futch Anthony Inso 11/12/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Officials in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City have already started meeting with firecracker and pyrotechnics retailers and manufacturers. Babag village chief Arsenio Berdin said that this is to ensure the safety of factories manufacturing…

Random Trivia Facts About Chinese New Year

Micah Sophia Marcellones 02/12/2021

As people around the globe start celebrating the 2021 Chinese New Year, here are some interesting facts about this much awaited event.  Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival  The celebration marks the beginning of…

Firecrackers injure minor, 3 men in Lapu-Lapu during New Year

Futch Anthony Inso 01/01/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Four individuals were brought to Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) for firecracker-related injuries during the celebration of the New Year here. Roberto Obapay, LLCH head nurse, confirmed this in a January 1 phone interview…

Firecracker market in Cebu City ends tonight

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the year 2020 draws to an end, so does the firecracker market at the South Road Properties (SRP). The vendors were glad to report that although there were fewer customers compared in…

Cebu City cops to greet New Year with Oplan Bulabog

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will greet 2021 with the Oplan Bulabog for establishments around the city. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, CCPO director, said that they would be checking random establishments for…

Mandaue cops: No firecrackers seized this Christmas

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/27/2020

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) has not confiscated any firecrackers as of Sunday, December 27, 2020. According to Police Major Zosimo Jabas of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) that…

DOH-7 notes ‘slight increase’ in firecracker injuries amid pandemic

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that resulted in the implementation of wide-scale quarantine restrictions, the regional health office in Central Visayas recorded a slight increase in the number of firecracker-related injuries.…

Tumulak to public: Avoid using firecrackers, karaokes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2020

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…

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

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, the director of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) reminds his fellow policemen that indiscriminate firing and using of firearms beyond the perimeters of duty is strictly prohibited during…

Police to Lapu residents: Report illegal firecracker manufacturers

Futch Anthony Inso 12/12/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The explosives section of the Regional Civil Security Unit of the police regional police is encouraging residents in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City to report those who are illegally manufacturing firecrackers in their community.…

Labella may allow firecrackers this Christmas, New Year

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is still mulling whether firecrackers will be allowed in the city during Christmas and New Year. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his address to the nation on Monday evening.…

Police confiscates P1.5M worth of illegal firecrackers in Central Visayas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) confiscated a total of 252,928 prohibited firecrackers amounting to P1.54 million pesos during the holidays. Police Colonel Ildebrandi Usana, the deputy director for administration of PRO-7, said…

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