PNP warns consumers not to use prohibited firecrackers 

PRO3 regional director PBGen Jose Hidalgo Jr (left) together with Bocaue Vice Mayor Sherwin N. Tugna (center) and Bulacan PNP director PCol Relly Arnedo visit the fireworks stores in Turo, Bocaue, Bulacan on Dec. 27, 2023. The police and LGUs inspect their permits and warn the public to avoid selling and purchasing prohibited fireworks. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- In a last-ditch effort to prevent the manufacture, distribution and sale of banned and dangerous firecracker products in the market which would be used for New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Central Luzon top cop warned the public not to buy prohibited firecrackers.
Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) regional director PBGen Jose Hidalgo Jr together with Bocaue Vice Mayor Atty Sherwin N. Tugna, Bulacan Police provincial director PCol Relly Arnedo and Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) personnel personally visited firecracker stores and warehouses in Barangay Turo, Bocaue, Bulacan on  Wednesday, December 27.
“I would like to remind the public that firecrackers such as 
Piccolo, Watusi, Giant Whistle Bomb, Giant Bawang, Large Judas Belt, super Lolo/Thunder Lolo, Atomic Bomb, Atomic Big Triangulo, Pillbox, Boga, Kwiton, Goodbye Earth, Goodbye Bading, Hello Columbia, Coke-in-Can, Kabasi, Og, other unlabeled and imported firecrackers are all prohibited by our law,” said Hidalgo.
The annual inspection and auditing are done so that the police leadership will find out if there are loopholes in the campaign against illegal fireworks that will also help them craft strategies to prevent the proliferation of prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials in line with Republic Act 7183, or An Act Regulating the Sale, Manufacture, Distribution, and Use of Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic Devices.
Police also checked the permits and license to operate of dealers in compliance with RA 7183, MO 31 and EO 28.