Zamboanga reports zero firecracker-related cases


ZAMBOANGA CITY: Mayor Beng Climaco on Friday said there was zero incident of firecracker and stray bullet-related injuries, praising authorities for efficient enforcement of an ordinance banning all types of pyrotechnic devices and firecrackers in the city. Climaco added that police authorities and the local health office reported that the holiday festival went on smoothly. Zamboanga banned the sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices, including pellet guns, in support of the Department of Health’s campaign and advocacy against the use of all these dangerous and hazardous small explosive devices in welcoming the New Year through an ordinance passed in 2014.


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