Central Luzon cops gathering lists of fireworks display areas

Ramon Efren Lazaro – The Philippine Star

December 29, 2021 | 12:00am


BOCAUE, Bulacan, Philippines — With only two days to go before the New Year, the Central Luzon police is busy gathering the lists of designated fireworks display areas in the region.

Local government units were mandated to designate common community fireworks display areas, as provided under Executive Order 28 issued by Malacañang in 2017.

The order seeks to regulate and control the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices to prevent or mitigate firecracker-related casualties and injuries during the New Year revelry.

Central Luzon police director Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay yesterday inspected stores selling firecrackers in Bocaue, known as the country’s fireworks capital.

Baccay said the fireworks display areas should have a permit from the local government unit and supervised by licensed and trained police personnel.

He warned that dealers of illegal firecrackers would face the full force of the law.

Yesterday, only several pieces of oversized firecrackers worth P6,000 were confiscated in the province, according to Col. Manuel Lukban Jr., acting Bulacan police director.

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