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Duterte signs EO regulating the use of firecrackers, pyrotechnics

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 By Argyll Cyrus Geducos

President Duterte has signed Executive Order (EO) No. 28 which provides for the regulation and control of the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.

Based on the copy of the EO provided by the Palace to the media, the President signed EO 28 on June 20 and shall take effect immediately.

BOCAUE GIVES BACK THE FIREWORKS TO ITS PEOPLE. Bocaue, the fireworks capital of the Philippines, launched Jan 1 its very own pyromusical exhibition called "Pailaw Pasasalamat 2017" by the 12-kilometer Bocaue River in Bulacan. With thousands of Bocauenos engaged in the fireworks trade as their main source of livelihood, the people of Bocaue are kept busy 365 days in a year that they could not even watch and enjoy their own creation on New Year's eve. Members of the nationwide group Philippine Pyrotechnics Manufacturers and Dealers Inc have linked up with Bocaue Mayor Joni Villanueva with the aim of starting a tradition as a way of welcoming each new year and giving back to the Bocauenos the fruit of their fledgling fireworks industry. (photo by ali vicoy)

(MANILA BULLETIN)

Under the EO, the use of firecrackers will be confined to community fireworks display to minimize the risk of injuries and casualties.

Data from the Department of Health (DOH), the agency which drafted the said EO, the total number of firecracker-related injuries from December 21, 2016 to January 5, 2017 is 32 percent lower than what was recorded in the same period last year.

DOH reported a total of 630 firecracker-related injuries during the said period–292 cases or 32 percent less compared to the same period last year.

Based on the EO, a display of fireworks qualifies as a community fireworks display if it is conducted on the occasion or as part of a celebration, competition, or similar event held in a venue other than a place of residence.

Aside from the given condition, a community fireworks display will also be conducted under the supervision of a trained person duly licensed by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

A community fireworks display would also have to be allowed by the municipality or city concerned through a permit specifying the date and tame of the display and the specific area where it will be conducted, in conformity with national standards, rules, and regulations.

Pyrotechnic devices other than firecrackers may be used outside community fireworks displays subject to existing laws, rules, and regulations.

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    • Dutertard

      This is against Customs and Traditions..

      “Art. 1409. The following contracts are inexistent and void from the beginning:
      (1) Those whose cause, object or purpose is a contrary to law, morals, good customs, public order or public policy

      Dictador tlga.. lahat bawal pag cnb nya..

      • Xandz

        hahah.nakaka pag post kpa nga ng comment mo tapos Diktador? good custom ba ang masabugan ang kamay mo ng firecracker?

        • Dutertard

          BOBO mo nmn.. hnd alam defintion ng Customs and Traditions.. wla ako cnb good customs.. cnb ko lng customs.. anyway kahit masabugan pa kamay ko.. anu pakelam mo?? dictador lng mag lalakas pakelaman gngwa ko.. BOBO!

          • Xandz

            basta ba pag nagpasabog ka ikaw lng mag isa hinde ka mandadamay..ok yan..e kaso may nadadamay..kaya hinde diktatorship tawag dun.health and safety for the benefit of everybody ang aim ng EO.. binasa mo ba ung EO? hahahah malamang hinde kasi kabayan naka sulat doon pwede pa din mag firecracker outside the community subject to existing law. tsk tsk.. sino BOBO ngaun?

            • Dutertard

              dami mo alam.. sumunud ka na lng sa batas.. hnd ung gagawa kau ng sarili nyong batas mga GUNGGONG!! malinaw batas.. bawal gumawa ng kasulatan na kontra sa custom at tradition or else void yun.. wag ka mag magaling.. TANGA!

            • Xandz

              hahah basahin mo ung article na sinabi mo…tsk tsk..di mo pla naintindihan…ang linaw linaw “(1) Those whose cause, object or purpose is a contrary to law, morals, good customs<—– ayan naka sulat—-, public order or public policy"..bwahahahah hinde good custom ang masabugan ng kamay at madamay ang ibang tao..kaya sumunod ka nlng sa batas at huwag pumutak..pwe!..sunog kna boy!

            • Dutertard

              nag magaling ka nenemen.. alam mo ba kung saan batas yan?? sabat ka kc ng sabat BOBO ka naman.. sa Civil code yan.. article yan about void contracts at mga kasulatan..void kapag against customs and traditions.. wag mo baguhin ang batas.. nag mamagaling ka hnd ka nmn abugado.. ikaw putang ina mo .. topnotcher ako sa bar.. kaya mas matalino ako sau.. wla kang alam.. manahimik kna lng.. mag enroll ka sa Kumon para mag kalaman utak mo.. GUNGGONG!!

            • Xandz

              wow! the bar topnotch lawyer who turns into ad hominem and fallacy in an argument. good luck sa mga cases mo ha… hahahah

            • Dutertard

              uu nman.. mas matalino ako sau kaya magsalsal kna lng.. doon ka lng nababagay..bwahahaha!!!

    • alas.kador nga

      sa kulit ng mga PInoy,, walang susunod dyan hehehe