Acting Regional Director, PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS presided the destruction of a total of 1,040,874 pesos worth of illegal firecrackers seized in the Metro in line with NCRPO’s “Ligtas Kapaskuhan” 2019-2020 operations.
This initiative is grounded upon Presidential Memorandum Order No. 31, directing the Philippine National Police and other concerned agencies to strictly implement existing laws, rules and regulations on the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.
“I am saddened that despite the clear and constant reminder which we have communicated with the people of Metro Manila using all forms of media available, encouraging them to adhere to the existing laws, rules and regulations on the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices, still, there are those who flagrantly disregard this friendly reminder. Hence, we are impelled to perform our mandate.” PMGen Sinas said.
Among the items seized were Picolo, Super Lolo, Lolo Thunder/Atomic/Big Triangle, Pla-pla and other illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices specifically mentioned in RA 7138 which regulates the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devises in furtherance of public safety, order and national security, as well as the enhancement of the cultural traditions.
The intensified campaign against illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices is one of the key elements attributable to the safe and peaceful celebration of the yuletide season and new year in Metro Manila.
“I am proud to inform the people of Metro Manila that we had a generally peaceful yuletide season and new year celebration. This may be attributed not only to the untiring campaigns and operations conducted by your police as you celebrate but also to your ceaseless support and cooperation.” He added. ###