Talisay cop chief: Info drive on firecracker ban effective; no firecracker-related injuries in New Year

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The information drive on the ban of firecrackers conducted by the Talisay City Police Station at the start of the holiday season has helped them achieve “zero firecracker-related incidents” in the city for…

P22K worth of illegal firecrackers seized in Talisay City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City Police confiscated P22,184 worth of illegal firecrackers ahead of the New Year celebration for 2022. In a statement, the Talisay Police said they conducted a crackdown on sellers of illegal…

Chan clarifies: Use of firecrackers allowed in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 12/30/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will allow the use of firecrackers during the celebration to celebrate the New Year. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan confirmed this on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Chan made the clarification…

Still risky to toot your way to 2022

Tina G. Santos 12/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Torotot,’’ the toy trumpets or horns traditionally used as noisemakers to welcome the New Year, may turn out to be just as harmful as powerful firecrackers, with the coronavirus pandemic far from over and…

With P100K firecrackers seized, police vow to intensify operations

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen will intensify their operations against the use of firecrackers after they confiscated over a P100,000 worth of firecrackers in Cebu City on Christmas Day. Police Lieutenant Colonel Clark Arriola, chief…

Firecrackers, pyrotechnics also banned in Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebu continues to recover from the devastation left by Typhoon Odette, the provincial government here has banned the use of pyrotechnics.  Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, on December 24, issued Executive Order (EO)…

CCPO official: Refrain from using firecrackers as Odette has left city susceptible to fires

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director, Colonel Josefino Ligan, said that all police stations are mobilized to patrol the interior barangays for Christmas eve and Christmas day. In a press conference on December…

Firecrackers, pyrotechnic devices prohibited in Mandaue City

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/24/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Mandaue City continues to prohibit the use of firecrackers on Christmas eve and New Year’s eve. Mayor Jonas Cortes on Friday, December 24, 2021, issued executive order no. 42 series of 2021, which prohibits the…

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…

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