Lagawe police to vendors: No firecrackers, please-A A +A
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
LAGAWE, Ifugao - With the Yuletide season fast approaching, police here appeals to owners of business establishments to refrain from selling firecrackers to minimize or avoid injuries or even deaths.
In a radio interview, Police Inspector Crispin Banes, chief of police, cautioned business establishment owners not to sell firecrackers and parents to look after their kids in order for them to do away with the traditional firecrackers as a way of celebrating Christmas and New Year.
"Most of the accidents during the Christmas season are attributed to firecrackers and drunkenness which could be avoided in the first place," Banes said.
Moreover, Banes warned the public to beware of snatchers who have infiltrated the province. "The two recent snatching incidents which happened here were done by outsiders and not Ifugaos. We are appealing to the public to report immediately suspicious looking guys," Banes said.
Banes warned the public to be vigilant against a text scam that has already victimized two residents. The victims were told they won P10 million but needed to deposit P59,000 as processing fee.
A suspect has been arrested and is presently in the provincial jail in Kiangan. A case has already been filed against him in the local court. (Vency Bulayungan)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on November 17, 2010.