READY FOR THE NEW YEAR

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A pile of baby dynamites is seen near workers at a firecracker factory in Bocaue, Bulacan. Firecracker-related injuries are expected to rise because many Filipinos prefer to greet the New Year with fireworks. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN

A pile of baby dynamites is seen near workers at a firecracker factory in Bocaue, Bulacan. Firecracker-related injuries are expected to rise because many Filipinos prefer to greet the New Year with fireworks. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN

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  1. Every year, hundreds of adults and children sustain injuries due to firecrackers, yet our wise legislators have not passed a law banning firecrackers during New Year celebrations. We can just greet the New Year with city-controlled fireworks like in other countries. Why can’t the Philippines do the same?