DTI seizes illegal fireworks, Christmas lights in Bocaue, Metro Manila 

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) has seized uncertified Christmas lights sold in the capital region Metro Manila and unlicensed fireworks in Bocaue, Bulacan after recently conducting enforcement operations in the two areas.    A total of 675 units of uncertified Christmas lights worth P235,505 were seized in the National Capital Region after enforcement operations […]

Zamboanga City mayor reminds public to follow fireworks rules after 9-year ban 

ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor John M. Dalipe on Thursday called on the public to “strictly observe” rules on the organized display of fireworks, which is being allowed again this year after a total ban imposed in 2013.    In a statement, the local government reiterated the provisions of City Ordinance 596, or The Professional Display of Pyrotechnics […]

Quezon City bans households from holding fireworks displays

THE QUEZON City government has prohibited private households from holding their own fireworks display to lessen injuries during the holiday season.   Fireworks displays would only be allowed in public places “as approved by the city government,” Mayor Maria Josefina Tanya “Joy” Belmonte said in an executive order.  “We also want to protect homes, commercial buildings […]

Marcos urges local governments to set up common fireworks display area

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday urged local authorities to set up a common area for fireworks displays during the holiday season and asked individuals to stop using firecrackers.   “I will enjoin the LGUs (local government units), instead of allowing our people to have their own firecrackers, organize a good fireworks display for your […]

JCB presents STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition 2022-2023

TOKYO & SINGAPORE, Sep 21, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition returns December 31 to The Float at Marina Bay. The one and only futuristic fireworks entertainment display will be held for the first time in three years against the iconic Marina Bay city skyline. Colorful HANABI hand-crafted fireworks […]

DTI says fireworks retailers in Bulacan more compliant this year

THE Trade department said on Tuesday that it issued violation notices to three companies selling fireworks in Bulacan, but noted that compliance among retailers in the province has improved this year. “Out of 26 firms inspected, three were issued notices of violation for apparent noncompliance of technical regulations,” the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) […]

19 fireworks-related injuries reported over Christmas holiday

THE HEALTH department on Monday reported 19 fireworks-related injuries over the Christmas holiday, with 84% involving illegal pyrotechnics or firecrackers.  The total was 54% higher compared to the 12 cases in 2020, but 67% lower than the five-year average of 58 cases in the same period.  Fireworks-related injuries are usually higher during the New Year’s Eve celebration.   All cases were due to injuries inflicted by fireworks. There were no reports […]