Below are lists of firecrackers prohibited for sale and manufacture in Philippines by the Department of Health and the Department of Trade and Industry.
1. Watusi or the “dancing firecracker.”
3. Super Lolo and Atomic Big Triangulo
4. Mother Rockets
5. Lolo Thunder
8. Big Judah’s belt
9. Big Bawang
11. Goodbye Philippines
13. Atomic Bomb
14. Five Star
17. Giant Whistle Bomb
18. unlabelled firecrackers
Under Republic Act (RA) 7183 or the law on pyrotechnic devices, persons caught manufacturing, selling, distributing and purchasing these items may be imprisoned from six months to a year, and may be slapped with a fine from P20,000 to P30,000.
This is a good thing to lessen the injuries caused by firecrackers. Let’s support DOH “Kontra Paputok” program.
We can still celebrate ‘New Year’ with a bang! By saying a prayer and time for being together with our family, that’s more enjoyable than firing firecrackers.