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Duterte limits use of firecrackers to 'community displays'

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order that bans private citizens from staging fireworks displays at their homes

Duterte limits use of firecrackers to 'community displays'

Duterte weighs firecracker ban impact on 'industries'

Jan 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

'The President weighs/considers the welfare that would be for the greater good of all,' Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says

Duterte weighs firecracker ban impact on 'industries'

PNP hails DOH for #IwasPaputok success

Jan 01, 2017 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) The number of fireworks-related injuries is 60% lower than the 5-year average from 2011 to 2015

PNP hails DOH for #IwasPaputok success

Ubial: EO on firecracker ban will help deter indiscriminate firing

Jan 01, 2017 - 4:04 PM

DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial also says once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the proposed Executive Order, authorities would be able to regulate the use of firecrackers and reduce injuries

Ubial: EO on firecracker ban will help deter indiscriminate firing

DOH reports big drop in fireworks-related injuries in 2016

Jan 01, 2017 - 12:03 PM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says fears that President Rodrigo Duterte would harshly punish revelers who celebrate the New Year with firecrackers caused a 'remarkable' decline in injuries

DOH reports big drop in fireworks-related injuries in 2016

DOH: 141 fireworks-related injuries ahead of the New Year

Dec 31, 2016 - 10:12 AM

A DOH official says the figure is 34% lower than the 214 cases recorded during the same period last year

DOH: 141 fireworks-related injuries ahead of the New Year

Eco group holds anti-firecracker parade in QC

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Around 500 residents and local officials join the parade urging the public to ditch firecrackers in welcoming the New Year

Eco group holds anti-firecracker parade in QC

#IwasPaputok: Firecracker-related injuries rise to 90

Dec 28, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Around 50% of firecracker-related injuries as of December 28 were recorded in Metro Manila, the Department of Health says

#IwasPaputok: Firecracker-related injuries rise to 90

#IwasPaputok: 70 firecracker-related injuries as of Dec 27

Dec 27, 2016 - 2:45 PM

More than half of the injuries are caused by illegal firecrackers such as the piccolo

#IwasPaputok: 70 firecracker-related injuries as of Dec 27

DOH drafting EO to limit firecracker use in PH

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial expects President Rodrigo Duterte to sign the executive order before November

DOH drafting EO to limit firecracker use in PH

DOH: 839 injured in New Year revelry

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Most firecracker-related injuries are in Metro Manila

DOH: 839 injured in New Year revelry

At least 458 fireworks-related injuries in 2015 – DOH

Jan 02, 2016 - 1:50 PM

An environmental watchdog also urges the government to declare an 'all-out war' against the piccolo, the banned firecracker responsible for 78% of the injuries

At least 458 fireworks-related injuries in 2015 – DOH

PH firecracker injuries, Dubai fire, New Year in Paris | 6PM wRap

Jan 01, 2016 - 6:49 PM

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PH firecracker injuries, Dubai fire, New Year in Paris | 6PM wRap

Firecracker-related injuries rise to 185

Dec 31, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Police says 5 civilians, a soldier, and a policeman were arrested for illegally firing their guns

Firecracker-related injuries rise to 185

Garin urges parents: Keep children away from fireworks

Dec 30, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Health officials say that 80% of firecracker injuries involve children

Garin urges parents: Keep children away from fireworks

Stray bullet kills 9-year-old girl in Bulacan

Dec 29, 2015 - 11:31 AM

(UPDATED) The girl, who was hit by a stray bullet while playing outside her home, is the first recorded victim of a stray bullet this holiday season

Stray bullet kills 9-year-old girl in Bulacan

Firecracker-related injuries at 111, piccolo still main cause – DOH

Dec 28, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Health officials say majority of the incidents involved children and Metro Manila residents

Firecracker-related injuries at 111, piccolo still main cause – DOH

DOH makes final plea for firecracker-free New Year's eve

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The Department of Health has recorded 176 fireworks-related injuries from December 21-31, including 6 that required amputation

DOH makes final plea for firecracker-free New Year's eve

How to handle firecrackers safely this new year's eve

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Emergency management expert Martin Aguda shares these family safety tips for handling firecrackers and fire

How to handle firecrackers safely this new year's eve

New Year countdown: 50-80 injuries hourly

Dec 31, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As of morning of December 31, the count of those hurt by fireworks or stray bullets has reached 262, already surpassing last year's tally on the same date

New Year countdown: 50-80 injuries hourly

Fireworks, firecracker shopping: Local or imported?

Dec 30, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Traders say buyers now prefer imported fireworks over local ones, and it's slowly killing their business

Fireworks, firecracker shopping: Local or imported?

DOH advises firecracker victims to get anti-Tetanus shots

Jan 05, 2013 - 5:26 PM

The Department of Health says anti-tetanus shots are far cheaper than anti-tetanus treatments that could cost as much as P30,000

DOH advises firecracker victims to get anti-Tetanus shots

Life and death in the ER

Dec 31, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Though I don't feel the need to correct anyone who offers me sympathy for being on duty on New Year's Eve, I always think to myself there is no greater honor

Life and death in the ER

Fireworks injuries rise to 186 before New Year

Dec 31, 2012 - 3:34 PM

Injuries linked to firecrackers have risen to 186 since the Christmas weekend, including 33 with eye injuries and 6 victims who had limbs amputated, the health department reports

Fireworks injuries rise to 186 before New Year

Firework-related injuries reach 165 - DOH

Dec 29, 2012 - 6:11 PM

164 were injured by firecrackers, and one was hit by a stray bullet

A week before New Year: Fireworks injuries exceed 2011's

Dec 25, 2012 - 5:32 PM

With numbers rising, the Department of Health is considering a total and partial ban in 2013

A week before New Year: Fireworks injuries exceed 2011's