THE Angeles City police has recorded minor injuries during the New Year revelry.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan attributed this to the City Government’s ban on the selling, distribution and use of firecrackers during the holiday season.
Pamintuan said the measure has effectively minimized fireworks-related incidents.
Aside from this, the mayor said he was informed by City Police Director Enrico Vargas that no incidents related to indiscriminate firing and stray bullets were reported.
“Only firecracker victims with minor injuries were reported to the ACPO. The firecrackers were bought elsewhere since the city is observing a total ban on these,” the police chief said.
Vargas also informed Pamintuan that cases will be filed against merchants who were caught selling prohibited pyrotechnics.
The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) reported zero casualties and injuries during the holidays.
“Even if it is holiday season, our personnel are on full alert to closely monitor and respond to any untoward incident that might happen especially during the New Year celebration. We are on full operation,” said ACDRRMO Chief Francis Pangilinan.
Pamintuan commended the city’s peace and order, emergency and disaster risk reduction task force for their proactive work.
The local government of Angeles has banned the sale and distribution of fireworks in the city in compliance with Presidential Executive Order No. 28, Series of 2017.
The EO also limits the use and display of pyrotechnics in areas supervised by the Philippine National Police.