Friday, December 03, 2021

Valley bans use, sale of firecrackers

SunStar File

LA TRINIDAD banned firecrackers for the holidays.

Selling of firecrackers are still prohibited with the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station tasked to implement the ordinance prohibiting selling of firecrackers in town.

Any business establishment, person manufacturing, selling, distributing and using within the jurisdiction of the town remain prohibited under the law titled “La Trinidad Firecracker and Pyrotechnic devices Ordinance.”

Mayor Romeo Salda said for Christmas and New Year, selling of firecrackers is still prohibited in a bid to minimize number of deaths and injuries in the town due to accidents caused by firecrackers.

All types of firecrackers are banned including atomic triangle, bawang, boga, Bin Laden, coke in can, el diablo, five star, goodbye philippines, kwiton, piccolo, watusi, super lolo, plapla, whistle bomb including imported firecrackers and all types of pyrotechnic devices.

Major Roldan Cabatan, La Trinidad Municipal Police Station chief said in lieu of the approved Ligtas Paskuhan 2019, the police started to secure churches during “Simbang Gabi” or Misa de Gallo and deployed police personnel to assist in traffic concerns along Kilometer 4, Benguet Capitol in Kilometer 6 and Puguis.

With the anticipated number of vehicles going to trading post, he reiterated the executive order signed by the mayor for the traffic scheme set for one of the major vegetable trading hub in the town, La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post located along Kilometer 5.

“All BAPTC (Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center) diversion road going towards the staging area in the farmers center and Wangal,La Trinidad. There will be queuing numbers given in a bid to prevent traffic along Pico road,” he added.

To ease traffic, existing parking space are designated in Benguet State University that can accommodate around 500 vehicles while motorists are urged to park in the area when visiting the strawberry farm and are discouraged to park along the national highway.


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