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‘Di nakapag-ingay sa bagong taon: Joy Belmonte thanks QCPD for seizure of P128-K worth of firecrackers

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte is grateful to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) for confiscating some P128,000 worth of firecrackers as part of the crackdown against the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics to welcome the New Year.

Belmonte said the police have been making the rounds of the city on December 31 to make sure no illegal firecrackers were sold.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa ating kapulisan at MDAD sa walang pagod nilang trabaho para maipatupad ang kautusan na layong gawing ligtas ang pagsalubong sa 2021,” she said.

Belmonte ordered the strict enforcement of Ordinance No. SP 2618, S-2017, which prohibits the use of firecrackers in public places.

The order was also issued in compliance with Metro Manila Council MMDA Resolution No. 20-17, banning individual and household use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices during general community quarantine (GCQ) issued last December 28, 2020.

According to QCPD District Director, PBGen. Danilo Macerin, the amount of firecrackers seized was lower compared to last year due to the community quarantine and the ban on the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

“So far, wala pa tayong naaaresto at nasasampahan ng kasong criminal. Mostly nahuhuli natin ay sellers lang kaya confiscation lang ang ginagawa natin,” Macerin said.