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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, January 4, 2019
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Cops destroy firecrackers, pyrotechnics


Seized illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics in Bacolod City and Negros Oriental were destroyed yesterday.

About P136,965 worth of firecracker and pyrotechnic materials seized in Bacolod City before New Year’s Eve were destroyed at the Bacolod City Police Office headquarters at Magsaysay Avenue in Bacolod City.

The firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices were soaked in water before they were buriedin the ground behind the new BCPO building.

A patrol car was also used to crush some of the “boga” firecrackers.

Eight were injured by firecrackers on New Year’s Eve in Bacolod City, but none from pyrotechnic devices, Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, BCPO acting city director, said.

“Although the government is restrictive, there are still some who have no concern over the safety of the public and possible accidents that may happen, they only want to sell and earn money,” Ebreo said.

The eight injured this year were minors, which shows that parents are still negligent, they allow their children to use firecrackers without supervision, he added.

In Negros Oriental, firecrackers and pyrotechnics confiscated by the police during the holidays were also destroyed at Camp Francisco Fernandez in Agan-an, Sibulan, yesterday.

Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office deputy director for operations, Supt Kat Ramos, said the firecrackers and pyrotechnics were among those banned.

The public destruction was led by the Sibulan Bureau of Fire Protection.*


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