Pagadian police pursue campaign vs. illegal ‘crackers’ sale PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 December 2013 14:48

PAGADIAN CITY — Police here intensified the campaign against illegal sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic products.

Local police chief Supt. Glenn Dulawan said they already confiscated several types of illegally sold firecrackers particularly at 5K store, the owner of which failed to present either a license or permit.

Firearms, Explosives Security Agencies and Guards Section issue the license while the permit is secured from the local government.

Dulawan said as of Friday (Dec. 20), only three retailers secured respective license and permit to sell firecrackers and other pyrotechnic products here.

“I already tasked my operations officer to go around the city and inform all local traders to attend a seminar at the PNP headquarters in Camp Abelon here as one requirement for securing retailer’s permit to sell firecrackers and pyrotechnics,” he said.

He clarified however, the authorized retailers are allowed to sell only small types of firecrackers and pyrotechnics like triangles, pulling strings, ‘bawang,’ paper caps and ‘kwitis,’ sparklers, fountains, airwolf and whistle devices.

Police will confiscate oversized firecrackers and pyrotechnics in the market, he assured.

He advised the public to choose safer and more meaningful ways of celebrating Christmas and welcoming the New Year.

He earlier suggested to Councilor Ernesto Mondarte designation of a firecrackers and pyrotechnics display center to help ensure people’s safety and boost the campaign for zero casualty amidst Christmas and New Year celebration.

Mondarte is the City Council’s committee chairman on public safety.