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Executive Order 28: Regulated, controlled use of firecrackers
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:40:03 AM »
Nationwide firecracker ban possible next year | philstar - Updated November 26, 2016
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DAVAO CITY, Philippines President Duterte said he is seriously considering implementing a nationwide firecracker ban next year.

At this time, Id like to put on notice everybody that I am seriously considering making the entire Philippines like Davao. We observe the Christmas time with solemnity, the President told reporters during a visit to the tomb of his parents at the Wireless Public Cemetery before dawn Thursday. Duterte banned firecrackers in this city when he was mayor.

The President said it would be too late already to impose a firecracker ban at this time as industry players have already begun producing and distributing firecrackers and pyrotechnic products.

Besides, those engaged in the industry had already invested for the materials they used in making the firecrackers and the pyrotechnic materials.

Firecracker injuries usually by the hundreds marked New Years Eve revelry in the country. The social and financial costs of firecracker injuries were staggering, the President said.

Nationwide firecracker ban gets backing from DOH-12
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The official said they were specifically pushing for a total ban on the sale of firecrackers and fireworks to individuals.

He said traditional fireworks display may still be held, but emphasized these should be undertaken only by experts.
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Re: Nationwide firecracker ban
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 06:52:32 AM »
Proposed EO banning firecrackers 'too late' for 2016 holidays | ABS-CBN news - Dec 20 2016
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Health Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial said Tuesday that the EO can no longer be released this year, as businesses have already readied their wares in preparation for the seasonal rush.
Issuing the ban now would do more harm than good, she said.

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In the meantime, the DOH is asking local governments to hold fireworks displays in public areas, and issue ordinances to ban retail selling of firecrackers at the local level.

Thus their slogan this year, "Iwas Paputok, Fireworks Display Patok (Avoid fireworks, patronize fireworks displays)."

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Duterte signs order regulating firecracker use (Executive Order 28)
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 02:45:25 AM »
Duterte signs order regulating firecracker use | Philstar - June 21, 2017
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Executive Order 28, signed on June 20, confines the use of pyrotechnics to community fireworks displays to lessen the risk of injuries.

Community fireworks display should be conducted on the occasion or as part of a celebration, competition or similar event held in a venue outside residential areas. Community fireworks displays can only be done under the supervision of a trained person licensed by the Philippine National Police.

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Other pyrotechnic devices may be used outside community fireworks displays but must be subject to existing laws and regulations.

The president tasked the director general of the PNP to define and disseminate information for what constitutes prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.

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Re: Executive Order 28: Regulated, controlled use of firecrackers
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 02:35:08 AM »
Few firecracker zones identified in Central Luzon | Philstar - December 27, 2017
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Malolos, Philippines With less than a week before the New Year celebration, many local government units have yet to designate community fireworks display areas.

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As of noon yesterday, Bulacan had identified 194 fireworks display areas out of its 569 barangays; Aurora (23 out of 151); Bataan (68 of 237); Pampanga (29 of 507) and Tarlac (27 of 511). Only Zambales has designated fireworks display areas in all its barangays.

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Executive Order 28, which imposes a ban on the household use of firecrackers, mandates local officials to issue permits, indicating the date, time and specific areas where fireworks displays can be held. Section 2 of the EO allows the use of pyrotechnic devices or pailaw outside residences subject to existing laws, rules and regulations.