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  • Writer's pictureArjay Baysa

Santa Marcela Police forbid use of firecrackers, will penalize violators


Santa Marcela, Apayao - As a vital component of its commitment to serve and protect its constituents, the Santa Marcela Police Department will strictly enforce the consequences of detention for six months to one year, as well as a fine of P20,000 to P30,000, on anyone caught using prohibited firecrackers in preparation for the New Year's season.

The pronouncement was released on the Municipal Police Station's Facebook page on Thursday, November 9, and it is effective immediately.


PCPT-OIC GINABEL D. DAO-INON reiterated that the negative effects of using fireworks may aggravate lung disease, causing asthma and acute bronchitis, and increasing susceptibility to respiratory infections; additionally, exposure to fireworks smoke may trigger heart attacks and arrhythmias in people with heart disease.


The agency also stated that fireworks can cause serious eye injuries, including blindness, if the eye tissue is damaged or torn, as well as burns to the hands and face, which can leave scars or lead someone to lose one or more fingers if the fireworks go off incorrectly.

These firecrackers were prohibited in full which included the following: "Watusi, piccolo, Pop pop, five star, pla-pla, lolo thunder, giant bawang, giant whistle bomb, atomic bomb, atomic triangle, large-size Judas belt, goodbye Delima, hello Columbia, goodbye Napoles, super Yolanda, mother rockets, kwiton, super lolo, goodbye bading, goodbye Philippines, binladen, coke-in-can, pillbox, boga, kabasi, and other similar firecrackers."


Meanwhile, the Santa Marcela LGU has stated its support for such execution in order to safeguard the public's safety and protection, hence avoiding any casualties.


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