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Keep up the record! Jaime Fresnedi aims for 3-year zero casualty streak from firecracker-related injuries

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Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi is targeting a three-year zero casualty streak from firecracker-related injuries by stepping up the implementation of the local ban on pyrotechnic devices.

Fresnedi said open pipe mufflers and other modifications will be banned during the Christmas and New Year celebration.

Ahead of the holiday festivities, the mayor ordered the Peace and Order Council, in coordination with Muntinlupa City Police Station, to install checkpoints and conduct inspections and clearing operations on thoroughfares and marketplaces to apprehend violators.

The Muntinlupa City Council also recently passed Ordinance No. 14-092 prohibiting the display and distribution of firecrackers in Muntinlupa as part of its efforts to reduce cases of casualties and harmful effects of pyrotechnic devices to health and the environment.

Violators will be fined with P1,000 up to P5,000 penalty. While commercial establishments selling firecrackers may face revocation of permit and license to operate in pursuant to penalties provided in the ordinance.