Fresnedi orders checkpoints all over Muntinlupa as firecracker ban remains in effect
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi is encouraging residents to use alternative noise-making instruments as he vowed the strict enforcement of the ban on firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices, including open pipe mufflers.
Fresnedi recently ordered the local Peace and Order Council, in coordination with Muntinlupa City Police Station, to put up checkpoints and conduct inspections and clearing operations on thoroughfares and marketplaces to apprehend violators.
The city council 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.
The local government targets to record zero firecracker-related injuries this year following the success of the local ban on firecrackers on 2018 and 2019.