For the second year ( Zambo City records zero ‘cracker-related injuries ) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 January 2016 11:49

Zamboanga City recorded zero firecracker-related injuries and during the New Year revelry, the second since 2015 when the ordinance banning the sale, use, manufacture and display of firecrackers and pyrotechnics devices was first implemented.

Reports from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and the Zamboanga City Police Office also reveal no stray bullet-related incident during the revelry.

While firecracker explosions were heard in some areas in the city, not one injury was reported in the hospitals and clinics, according to the CDRRMO.

By virtue of Ordinance 431 and Republic Act 7183, police authorities have apprehended and confiscated several firecrackers and even improvised cannons intended to be used for noise barrage during the New Year revelry during operations conducted December 31.

Mayor Beng Climaco, meanwhile said the greater majority of the residents complied with the firecracker ban and that the police and military and other volunteers have done their best efforts to keep the city safe and securing during the holiday break.

She said the police and military authorities and all volunteers and other law enforcement units deserve commendation for their dedication to duty during the holiday break that led to the peaceful New Year celebration in Zamboanga. — Sheila Covarrubias