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DCPO reminds public about stiff fines for firecracker law

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) reminded the public against using firecrackers and pyrotechnics to welcome the New Year.

City Ordinance 060-02 or the Firecracker Ordinance fines first-time offenders with P1,000 or imprisonment of 20 to 30 days. Second-time offenders will face a fine of P3,000 or imprisonment of from one month to three months, and third-time offenders will be fined P5,000 or imprisonment of from three to six months.

Meanwhile, the police confiscated more than 3,000 prohibited firecrackers worth about P32,000 in the region from Dec. 1-26, 2023.

According to Major Catherine Dela Rey, Police Regional Office (PRO) XI spokesperson, they confiscated the contraband for failing to meet the standard size and acceptable risk for firecrackers. 

The illegal firecrackers were seized in Panabo, Tagum, and Davao del Norte. Meanwhile, police also confiscated several lantaka (homemade cannon) pyrotechnics in Davao City.

Moreover, she said no firecracker-related injuries and casualties were reported in Region XI on Christmas Day and they hoped to continue the trend on the New Year.


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