CCPO arrests 26 for selling firecrackers outside designated area

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/02/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Around P150,000 worth of firecrackers were confiscated by the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) last Monday, December 31.  CCPO director Senior Superintendent Royina Garma, said these firecrackers were found being sold outside Cebu…

Stabbings, firecracker injuries greet New Year in Mandaue

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/01/2019

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU, PHILIPPINES—Two stabbing incidents, a case of malicious mischief, and firecracker injuries welcomed the New Year in Mandaue City. Despite these incidents, Police Inspector Mercy Villaro, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) public information officer, told…

25 illegal firecracker sellers caught in Cebu City on the run-up to the New Year 2019

Delta Derycka Letigio 01/01/2019

The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) arrested at least 25 illegal sellers of firecrackers from all over the city from December 31, 2018 until the New Year of 2019. According to Senior Superintendent Royina Garma, CCPO director,…

DOH: Save your fingers, avoid firecrackers

Nestle L. Semilla and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/28/2018

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will intensify its drive against the sale of illegal firecrackers as the New Year celebration draws near. Senior Supt. Royina Garma, the CCPO director, issued a stern warning to the public…

98 vendors start selling firecrackers in Lapu-Lapu’s designated area

Norman V. Mendoza 12/19/2018

The 98 vendors, who have been allowed by the Lapu-Lapu City government to sell firecrackers in a designated area in three barangays, have already started displaying firecrackers there. The vendors, who had secured permits to sell firecrackers…

MCPO: Firecrackers used on Peter Lim’s shop

Norman Mendoza 07/11/2018

Mandaue City Police found that firecrackers were used to cause damage on vehicles that were placed on display at the Hilton Heavy Equipment compound in Barangay Subangdaku owned by businessman Peter Lim. Chief Inspector Mercy Villaro, spokesperson…

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…

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