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…

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…

No ban on consumer pyrotechnics in PH

Tricia Rodrigo 12/21/2017

  Three leading pyrotechnics distributors; Dragon Fireworks, Pyroworks and Grand Firefly Fireworks, joined forces to organize a press conference on December 20 in a bid to inform the public about the difference between the legal and safer…

Ban on crackers, not on pyros

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/03/2017

LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello is pushing for the ban on firecrackers but not on pyrotechnics. Bello, who met with Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday, said he appealed to Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial on her proposal for…

A safer communal New Year’s celebration

Editorial 12/30/2016

As the clock winds down to New Year’s Day at midnight, we hope the local governments of Cebu will follow the directive of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to monitor and crack down…

Fireworks makers told: Comply with standards

Dominic D. Yasay 11/29/2016

Fireworks makers and dealers in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City were told to comply with occupational safety and health standards as requirement to lift the stoppage order issued to all pyrotechnic makers in the country. Regional Director Exequiel…

Police raid 8 shanties in Babag ’cracker center

Norman V. Mendoza 12/27/2015

ABOUT P10,000 worth of firecrackers and pyrotechnics were seized by police in different places starting December 24 , mostly in barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City. Around eight shanties were raided. No arrests were made as workers scampered off…

Buy firecrackers and pyrotechnics only at malls, SRP

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/22/2014

Cebu City’s disaster risk reduction office warned against the unauthorized sale of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in the city. Sales of firecrackers and pyrotechnics are only allowed at the South Road Properties (SRP) and in accredited malls,…

Pyro injuries, mishaps increase by 18 percent

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/17/2014

The Department of Health (DOH-7) warns the public to exercise caution when using firecrackers to celebrate Christmas and New Year as firecracker accidents and injuries rose 18 percent in Central Visayas last year. The health department recorded…

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