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Police file cases against 3 Chinese over fireworks

POLICE on Tuesday filed a case against the three Chinese nationals for violating Davao City’s Firecracker Ordinance during the celebration of Chinese New Year after they lit the night sky with fireworks.

The Talomo police already filed a case for violation of Davao City Ordinance 060-02 in relation to RA 7183 (Pyrotechnics Law) Sec. 7 Par A., Alarms & Scandals, Disobedience to an Agent of Person in Authority and Other Violation of the Special Laws, and RPC of the Republic of the Philippines with NPS Docket No. INV-24-B-1037, 1038, and 1039 at the City Prosecution Office XI, Hall of Justice, Ecoland.

Captain Hazel Tuazon, spokesperson of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), said on Tuesday that the cases were filed through regular filing.    

City Ordinance 060-02 prohibits the possession, use, sale, manufacture, and distribution of pyrotechnic devices. Under the ordinance, first-time violators will be fined P1,000 or 20 to 30 days imprisonment or both; second-time offenders will be fined P3,000 or one to three months imprisonment or both; and third-time violators will be fined P5,000 or three to six months imprisonment or both.

According to the report of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), a concerned Davaoeño reported the actions of three suspects identified as Timothy Tan, Wang Su, and Thang Su.

The report said they fired up Big Ben Countdown fireworks outside their rented house in Royal Pines Subdivision in Shrine Hills, Matina. The police said the loud bursts initially sowed fear among neighbors and nearby subdivisions believing they heard gunshots. 

The three were still in their house when the Talomo Police Station responded to the incident, the report added.


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