National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Acting Regional Director, PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS led the District Directors of five police districts in destroying confiscated illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics on Friday at QCPD Station 10 – Kamuning Police Station.
The items, which totalled Php 103, 575.00, included those seized without a permit to transport and those found during the inspection in Metro Manila.
NCRPO Chief said that the confiscation of such items were guided by Malacañang Memorandum Order No. 31, directing the police units on the ground and other concerned agencies to strictly implement existing laws, rules and regulations on the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.
“Despite the law prohibiting the sale of dangerous firecrackers, there are still those who tried to sell these outlawed items,” PBGEN SINAS said.
“With the help of the civil security group and other concerned government line agencies, our efforts to crack down illegal manufacturer who have hazardous practices in the production and distribution of their products has borne fruits,” PBGEN he added.
Based on Republic Act 7183, the law regulating the sale, manufacture, and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices, prohibit such firecrackers as super lolo, Goodbye Earth, Five Star, whistle bomb, atomic triangle, piccolo, watusi and pla-pla and other unlabelled firecrackers.
PBGEN SINAS further emphasized that the level of consciousness among firework industry stakeholders and awareness on the importance of safety in using fireworks must be amplified. ###