City Hall bares list of ‘cracker dealers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 13:28

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. announced yesterday the list of 12 pyrotechnic dealers in Zamboanga City, even as he warned the public anew not to patronize ambulant vendors and stores other than those accredited by the city government.

The accredited pyrotechnic dealers with business permits from the city government are Agustin S. Garcia at SMR Bldg., Gov. Camins Road, Camino Nuevo; PMJ Fireworks & Pyrotechnic Devices at Gen. Vicente Alvarez St., Zone 4; Godofredo J. Lim Marketing at MCLL Highway, Guiwan; Jacob Fireworks at T. Castillo St., Baliwasan; Next Step Fireworks Shoppe at ZAMSULU Bldg., Veterans Ave., Camino Nuevo; CT Fireworks at Gov. Alvarez St., Zone 3; Rosalie Enriquez at LB Realty Complex, Veterans Ave., Sta. Maria; Goodwill Fireworks at Gov. Lim Ave., Zone 1; Rosita J. Lim’s Fireworks & Pyrotechnic Devices at Veterans Ave., Tetuan; MEGA Fireworks at Edificio Ciudad,
Mayor Jaldon St., Zone 2; Century Fireworks at Gov. Alvarez St., Zone 3 and; KJ Fireworks at 34-S Baliwasan Grande, Baliwasan.

Orendain, who was the City Caretaker in the absence of Mayor Celso Lobregat, directed the city ordinance enforcers of his office to intensify the roundup of ambulant vendors and stores selling illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

He cited Executive Order No. CL 430-2011 issued early last month by Mayor Lobregat that regulates, controls and limits the pyrotechnics allowed to be used, sold and distributed by duly licensed dealers in Zamboanga City.

Under the executive order, the following pyrotechnics are allowed to be used, sold and/or distributed in the city by duly authorized dealers: sparklers, luces, fountain, jumbo regular and special, mabuhay, Roman candle, trompillo, airwolf, butterfly, all kinds of pyrotechnics (pailaw), baby rocket, and sky rocket (kwitis).

“Firecrackers, such as but not limited to piccolo, triangulo, super lolo, watusi, el Diablo, Judah’s belt and whistle device are strictly prohibited,” Orendain said, stressing that only those persons and establishments duly authorized by the mayor (with business permits) are allowed to distribute and sell the permitted pyrotechnic devices.

He explained the ban on firecrackers is aimed at preventing untoward incidents that may result in loss of lives, limbs, injuries arising from the illegal use, manufacture and unregulated sale and distribution of said items. — Vic Larato