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TAGBILARAN CITY– The ban or regulation of the sale and use of pyrotechnics or firecrackers of different forms and sizes appeared to be useless.
Unregulated manufacture, distribution, sale and use of firecracker are growing during the holiday season. It is a serious concern of everybody for it can cause damage or worse take life away, says a former government official.
While the city government totally banned the sale of pyrotechnics, other towns, like neighboring Baclayon and Jagna town in the eastern part, allow it.
Baclayon and Jagna has permitted firecrackers sale by mostly Muslim traders, reports reaching BNT said. In Baclayon, the display of pyrotechnics is situated in barangay Sta. Cruz along the national highway, a border of this city.
Firecrackers buffs here just buy their choice of firecrackers in Bacalayon in preparation fornew year’s celebration tomorrow.
But some unscrupulous pyrotechnics retailers and city police are lately playing cat-and-mouse in certain areas because of the prohibition.
Just recently, the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) directed all police chiefs in the towns and the city to designate areas for stallsallowing the pyrotechnics display for retail to ensure safety.
Provincial director Sr. Supt. Felipe Natividad issued the directive to all 48 police chiefs during a command conference held recently
The issuance of directive is in consonance with the Executive Order (EO) No. 28 on June 20, 2017 signed by President Duterte, regulating the sale and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics devices nationwide.
The executive order was signed by the President on June 20, 2017. The order states “the use of firecrackers shall henceforth be confined to community fireworks display.”
“The president in his order said the PNP should coordinate with the Department of Health, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Bureau of Fire Protection for the implementation of the EO.”
“The piccolo, an illegal firework, continued to be leading cause of firecracker-related injuries, accounting for 38 percent of the cases. Kwitis came in next as 20 percent of the injuries were caused by the legal firework,” Department of Health reported.
Meanwhile, DOH and other government agencies concern called on everyone, most especially children, to avoid use of pyrotechnics but use ‘tarotot” instead in welcoming or celebrating the ensuing new year.
But there are still kids who use what they described as “latang canyon” to make an explosive. BNT met and talked to some children in Balilihan town showing how they explode their new-found toys in “latang canyon” using denatured alcohol. (rvo)
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