New Year celebration peaceful in ZN PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 January 2014 13:45

Only three persons were reportedly injured by firecrackers during New Year’s eve revelty in  Zamboanga del Norte, according to a report released by the ZANORTE Medical Center.

Dr. Romelo M. Vergara, ZANORTE Medical Center chief of hospital, that only three patients were treated for minor burns from firecrackers after the New Year’s Day celebration.

Vergara attributed these less cases of firecracker injuries to the government’s campaign against pyrotechnics.

Earlier the Philippine National Police (PNP) has also ordered “muzzle taping” to prevent “illegal discharge” of firearms  during the New Year celebration, including the firearms issued to security guards.

All police stations in the region as  well as the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) and National Support Units (NSUs) were directed to ensure compliance of the muzzle taping.

Moreover, the PNP has also coordinated with the Department of Health (DOH) and the local government units (LGUs)  in the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 7183, an act regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.

The police force also provided airtight security in all parts of the country during the New Year’s Day celebration to keep the public safe and to prevent any untoward incident.