Public Safety and Security Command Center head Angel Sumagaysay reminded security and safety forces of Davao City to maintain zero casualty and injury attributed to firecrackers during Christmas and New Year celebrations by ensuring the implementation of the city’s Fire Cracker Ordinance.
City Ordinance No. 060-02 of 2002 prohibits the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession, use as well as transport of pyrotechnic devices and explosives within the territorial jurisdiction of Davao City.
“I am reminding all the safety and security forces to implement once again the said ordinance. Dapat ma-achieve na pud nato ang zero casualties every time mag- celebrate ta during Christmas season. Pila na katuig na zero casualty ta,” Sumagaysay said in an interview.
In 2001, then mayor former President Rodrigo R. Duterte, initially banned the sale of firecrackers and pyrotechnics through an executive order.
“Ito ang goal natin na annually ma-replicate natin ang best practices with the implementation of the said EO. For so many years, gina achieve nato ang zero casualties pertaining to firecracker injuries. Hopefully, ma-replicate na pud nato ni siya in coordination with the barangay officials. I would like to request all the security and safety cluster to implement this city ordinance ug kinahanglan ma-achieve nato na,” Sumagaysay said.
“But then again basin ma surprise mo there are reported cases related to firecracker incidents but they are not residents of Davao City. They are from nearby provinces or regions,” he added.
Sumagaysay also said the use of bamboo cannons is also banned in Davao City.
“May mga bata nga naghimo-himo na og improvise bamboo cannon ug atoa ng ginabawal,” he said.