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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, November 29, 2019
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Firecracker vendors
can start building stalls


The Regional Civil Security Unit is allowing vendors, who are still processing their retailers permit for the retail of firecrackers and pyrotechnics, to start putting up their stalls behind the Pope John Paul Tower at the Reclamation Area in Bacolod City.

Task Force Iwas Paputok head Ernesto Pineda yesterday said the purpose for allowing the 71 firecracker vendors to put up their structures is for the Bureau of Fire Protection to conduct inspection.

Pineda said the requirements to secure a retailers permit from the RCSU include special permits from the city such as business or mayor’s permit, certification from the BFP, authorization from the dealer to sell, a photocopy of dealer’s and manufacturer’s permit, and a certification that they have undergone a safety training seminar.

Meanwhile, Pineda said 45 out of the 61 barangays in Bacolod had submitted lists of their proposed designated firecracker zones as of yesterday. The latest addition is Brgy. 45.

He said the list of designated firecracker zones will also be subject to inspection by the BFP and the Bacolod City Police Office.

There are only 16 barangays that have not submitted the list of theirdesignated firecracker zones and community fireworks display area where fireworks displays will be allowed during Christmas and the New Year, he added.

Pineda said barangay captains have to submit their list before December 15 because that is the time when the police will start releasing special permits.*


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