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Health Dept. notes drop in firecracker-related injuries

Few days before the celebration of the New Year, the number of firecracker-related injuries remains lower compared to last year.

At 12 midnight tonight, the old year 2017 will give way to the new one 2018. Many will say a silent prayer of thanks for having reached this point in their lives, others wlll mourn the loss of a loved one in the past year, and many will voice a hope and say a prayer that the new year will be better than the last.

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Unlike in the past, there are now only two areas in Iloilo City that are allowed to sell firecrackers.

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Few hours before Christmas, the Department of Health (DoH) reported a nearly 80 percent decrease in the total number of firecracker-related injuries.

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Palace warns vs firecrackers

Malacañang has reiterated its warning against the use of firecrackers a few days before the New Year and reminded the people that President Duterte has signed Executive Order No. 28 order regulating the use of pyrotechnics.

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Miss PH Earth pageant backs Duterte’s firecrackers ban

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte has found an ally in the Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant after one of its founders has expressed support for a looming plan to prohibit firecrackers nationwide, especially during New Year revelry.

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