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Nauna kay Duterte! Toby Tiangco bans all firecrackers, fireworks in Navotas

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Toby Tiangco will appear like a party pooper for some residents, but all he wants is people’s safety.

The mayor has signed an executive order banning all types of fireworks, firecrackers, and other pyrotechnics in Navotas City ahead of New Year.

“Tradisyon na po ng mga Pilipino ang paggamit ng firecrackers o fireworks tuwing Pasko, Bagong Taon at iba pang selebrasyon. Sa kabila ng saya na hatid nito sa atin, ang mga paputok ay maaaring magdulot ng pinsala—may mga nagkakasugat at napuputulan ng mga daliri. May mga nasusunugan. Meron ding namamatay,” the politiko said to justify the blanket ban.

“Madalas din na lumalabas ng bahay ang mga tao kapag may fireworks display. Nagkakatipon-tipon sila sa kalsada. Dahil may pandemya ngayon, mahigpit nating iniiwasan ang ganitong senaryo,” he added.

President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will impose a similar ban but in 2021, so as to give fireworks companies and other small-time firecracker businesses to find their new trade.