- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is eyeing the possibility of prohibi
ting the use of fir ecrackers and fir eworks by December 2021
- He said it
endang ers public health and safety
- Earlier, EcoWaste Coalition said that banning fir
ecrackers would help curb the spread the COVID-19
President Rodrigo Duterte said he is planning to order the total ban on firecrackers.
The President said he is considering to prohibit the use of fir
ecrackers and pyrotechnics starting December 2021. Duterte said the reason is that it end angers the health and safety of the public.
“I was toying with the idea of making it just like Davao. Baka next December ibawal ko na ang pu
tok because it is really a dang erous thing and for reasons of public safety and health,” he said.
“I am putting you on a warning na baka by mid-year I will issue the necessary document banning, totally, totally banning paputok,” Duterte added.
The President mentioned the firecrackers ban in Davao City, which he issued when he was mayor of the city back in 2001. He said since then, Christmas season has been good with just music and family.
“Kagaya sa amin, sa amin maganda man. New Year, Pasko, we celebrate it with the family. May music, lahat na. Gaiety and all. Walang na
susuga tan, walang n amam atay,” he said.
Earlier, public interest group EcoWaste Coalition said prohibiting the use of firecrackers and fireworks would be a good thing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
EcoWaste campaigner Thony Dizon said that aside from lessening air pollution and acci
dents nationwide, celebrations with no firecrackers would lessen people from gathering together.
“People tend to congregate where firecracker use and fireworks are. That doesn’t promote social distancing,” Dizon said.