City Hall authorizes 14 ‘cracker dealers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 15:34

The city government has issued business permits to only 14 firecracker and pyrotechnics dealers who have earlier secured clearances from concerned agencies in Camp Crame.

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. revealed this yesterday, as he warned the public against buying firecrackers and pyrotechnics from unlicensed dealers for their New Year’s Eve revelry.

Orendain said only 14 legal dealers of firecrackers and pyrotechnics in the city are licensed by the city government following a clearance from the Firearms, Explosives, Security Agencies and Guards Section (FEASAGS) at Camp Crame. All others operating are unauthorized and may face sanctions if caught up by the authorities.

He identified these licensed dealers as:

Agustin S. Garcia Camins Fire crackers at Gov. Camins Road, Camino Nuevo; Artucro J. Magsino Marketing & Fireworks at Veterans Avenue in Tetuan; Pacific Fireworks at Gov. Lim Avenue, Zone 2; PMJ Fireworks & Pyrotechnic Devices at Gov. Vicente Alvarez St., Zone 4; Godofredo J. Lim Marketing at La Purisima St., Zone 2, Jacob Fireworks at T. Castillo St. in Baliwasan; Julie’s Fireworks at Gov. Alvarez St, Zone 3; CT Fireworks at Gov. Alvarez St, Zone 3; Rosalie Enriquez at LB Realty Complex , Veterans Avenue, Sta. Marian; Goodwill Fireworks at Gov. Lim Avenue, Zone 1; Rosita J. Lim’s Fireworks & Pyrotechnic Devices at MCLL Highway in Guiwan; Mega Fireworks at Edificio Ciudad, Mayor Jaldon St, Zone 2; Century Fireworks at Gov. Akvarez, Zone 3; and KJ Fireworks at Baliwasan Grande.

The city administrator said licenses of most of these firecracker and pyrotechnic dealers were granted last September, most of which were renewals except for Arturo J. Magsino Marketing & Fireworks and Rosita J. Lim’s Fireworks & Pyrotechnic Devices, which are both new dealers.

Early on, Orendain also announced that Mayor Celso Lobregat had also ordered strict enforcement of the law regulating the sale, display and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics as well as the ban on the sale of pellet guns in the city.

The mayor’s order was contained in two separate executive orders.

He said the city government is closely coordinating with the police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that both executive orders be implemented to the letter. -- Vic Larato