Palace to public: Follow fireworks regulations for New Year revelry

Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Filed under: Hometown News Philippine News
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) district director P/CSupt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar inspects a fireworks store in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday, to check if vendors are complying with the newly implemented Executive Order 28. The Philippine National Police will work closely with the Department of Interior and Local Government as well as the Department of Health to ensure that the sale and use of fireworks are properly regulated. (MNS photo)

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) district director P/CSupt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar inspects a fireworks store in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday, to check if vendors are complying with the newly implemented Executive Order 28. The Philippine National Police will work closely with the Department of Interior and Local Government as well as the Department of Health to ensure that the sale and use of fireworks are properly regulated. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Dec 28 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday appealed to the public to follow regulations on the use of fireworks and pyrotechnic displays in welcoming the New Year.

“As the celebration of the New Year nears, we reiterate our appeal to all Filipinos to abide by these regulations. Let us all have a safe New Year celebration,” the Office of the Executive Secretary said in a statement.

Likewise, the OES statement pointed out that firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices that contain gunpowder exceeding two grams or 1.3 teaspoons, or those using sulfur and/or phosphorus mixed with chlorates are prohibited.

Thus, sale, manufacture, distribution, and use of such devices are strictly not allowed.

Piccolo, Super Lolo, Whistle Bomb, Goodbye Earth, and Atomic Big Triangulo are also prohibited.

The OES listed down the firecrackers (pumuputok) and pyrotechnic devices (umiilaw) allowed under Republic Act (RA) No. 7183.

Firecrackers:

Baby rocket

Bawang

Small triangulo

Pulling of strings

Paper caps

El Diablo

Watusi

Judah’s Belt

Sky rocket (kwitis)

Other types that are equivalent in explosive content

Pyrotechnic Devices:

Sparklers

Luces

Fountain

Jumbo regular and special

Mabuhay

Roman candle

Trompillo

Airwolf

Butterfly

All kinds of pyrotechnic devices

Other types equivalent to the foregoing devices

Malacañang also pointed out that President Rodrigo Duterte had signed Executive Order No. 28, which limits the use of allowable firecrackers to “community fireworks display.”

“Such use qualifies as community fireworks display if they are conducted as part of a celebration held in a venue other than the place of residence, and under the supervision of a trained person licensed by the Philippine National Police (PNP), and allowed by the municipality or city through a permit which specifies the date, time, and specific area in which it will be conducted,” the OES said.

Pyrotechnic devices that are allowed may be used within residential premises, it added.(MNS)

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