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Duterte stalls on total ban on firecrackers

President Duterte is apparently not keen on imposing a total ban on powerful firecrackers across the country due to potential loss of jobs.

The President has asked the Cabinet to revise a draft executive order regulating the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics to consider its economic implications.

“A revised EO on the firecracker ban will be submitted,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said when if the President has approved the nationwide ban on firecrackers during the Cabinet meeting last Thursday.

“The concerned agencies will look into the proposal to regulate pyrotechnics to mitigate the possible loss of jobs and at the same time enable traditional celebration of festivities,” Andanar added.

The President earlier withheld any decision on the proposed firecracker ban until he has consulted the Cabinet.

Duterte was aware that such restrictions on the firecracker industry might leave many people unemployed and affect economic growth.

The Department of Health has drafted an executive order limiting the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics to professionals to prevent injuries especially during the New Year’s Eve revelry. Under the DoH proposal, firecrackers will only be used in public displays and in designated places.

Duterte implemented a firecracker ban when he was mayor of Davao City to avoid injuries. Residents in Davao City have been encouraged instead to ring in the New Year with horns and other noisemakers. (GENALYN D. KABILING)

comments
  • ken

    Wala talagang naidudulot na maganda ang mga paputok kaya dapat lang na alisin nalang yang paputok na yan.

  • diwata

    kung naging responsable lang mga tao sa mga paputok di sana aalisin tradition sa atin sabagay kung safety paguusapan okay na yan

  • josh

    Para sa mas safe na kalagayan ngayong christmas season mas mabuti talagang i-ban na ang mga paputok na yan!

  • jona

    nakasanayan ng tao wag mong ipagdamot sa lugar nyu nalang

    • lily solon

      iwas disgrasya din naman yan.

  • walter

    di mo ba alam DU TI TI na maraming mawawalan ng trabaho kapag nangyare yan! ambobo mo talaga!

    • prince

      ano bang pipiliin mo? yung may konting nanginginabang o yung maraming napiperwisyo? maraming napiperwesyo ang mga firecracker na yan!

    • kevin bunga_nga

      you better to do is to stop posting a negative comments bout tatay digong.

    • andrew#magdaong

      I can see your brain is full of emptyness;)

    • C_M

      mag isip ka muna bago mag salita pra nman hindi ka nagmu mukhang pa cute lang.

  • baby

    para naman masaya naman ang karamihan na walang aksidente sa pagsalubong ng bagong taon

  • YUmiko

    dpat din sana yung ibang turo ng doh nalang sundin kumalampag na lang o torotot, sumigaw ng malakas o radio patutugin ng malakas para masaya walang aberya

  • christine

    Wala namang ibang hatid ang mga paputok na yan kundi mga kapahamakan kaya dapat lang na maalis na yan dito sa pilipinas.

  • greyman

    yung mga walang habas na nagpapaputok ng baril marami rin na kaso yun na ligaw na bala kaya tama na i ban ang firecrackers para ma isolate mga yan na gumagamit ng baril,.

  • narvaez

    mganda lang ang mga kulay pero delubyo ang hatid sa buhay pag naputukan ka,

  • maryann

    isa itong mgandang salubong sa bagong taon dahil wla na ang madadala sa emergency room.

  • noy

    ala ka tlgang isip marami ang magugutom kapag tinuloy mo yan na firecraker ban digongong

    • A_C

      kesa nman ang lagi may takot tuwing magsa salubong ng bagong taon. try to think of it

    • tito sam

      kinakain naba ngayon yan?haha

  • justin tumunong

    Dutiti mukha mo ulol!

    • marie_kiss

      mukh mo asong ulol! lolz

    • janine

      dipa nga new year sabog na yang utak mo.

  • terb

    tma naman yan pra maiwasan ang mga tao sa kapahamakan

  • MATT

    masaya sna kaso panganib naman ang dulot nito.

  • sarte

    wag na yan na firecrackrs nakakatakot lagi gumamit nyan.

    • nestor santa ana

      dipende naman yan,naputukan na nga si dutiteng.wala na sa hulog ang kokote.

      • santos

        my nana na kya ang kokote mo,tama na ang pag singhot ng pulbura.nyahaha

  • amante

    pwede namang salubungin ang bagong taon kahit walang paputok.