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Ubial hopes for fewer firecracker injuries after signing of EO

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the implementing rules and regulations of the executive order need to go through one last round of vetting among stakeholders

Ubial hopes for fewer firecracker injuries after signing of EO

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'

Many Metro Manila cities 'severely polluted' during early hours of 2017

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Initial reports from the DENR show that 6 Metro Manila cities registered 'extremely dangerous' levels of PM2.5 at the start of the new year

Many Metro Manila cities 'severely polluted' during early hours of 2017

Firecracker ban, POEA glitch, Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 03, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Maria Ressa

Firecracker ban, POEA glitch, Trump | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 3, 2017

Jan 03, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 3, 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 2, 2017

Jan 02, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Monday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 2, 2017

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: 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

105 pre-New Year's injuries reported

Dec 29, 2016 - 4:47 PM

According to a tweet by Bureau of Local Health Development Director Eric Tayag 61 of the 103 fireworks-related injuries are caused by the piccolo firecracker

105 pre-New Year's injuries reported

#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

IN PHOTOS: Groups urge end to firecracker use on New Year's Eve

Dec 28, 2016 - 11:14 AM

With pets in tow, the Ecowaste Coalition and animal welfare groups appeal to Filipinos to choose a cleaner, less dangerous alternative to welcoming 2017

IN PHOTOS: Groups urge end to firecracker use on New Year's Eve

#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

#IwasPaputok count: 2 girls, 1 boy injured

Dec 22, 2016 - 4:07 PM

The youngest victim so far is a 6-year-old girl from Ilocos Norte who injured an eye due to an improvised cannon called boga

#IwasPaputok count: 2 girls, 1 boy injured

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

'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos to Euro 2016

Jun 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Croatian and Turkish fans throw flares on the pitch in separate matches

'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos to Euro 2016

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

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

No firecrackers! Palace urges Filipinos to greet New Year with noisemakers

Dec 27, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Most of the victims injured by firecrackers are 5 to 12 years old, while piccolo remains the main cause of injuries

No firecrackers! Palace urges Filipinos to greet New Year with noisemakers

9 steps to keep pets trauma-free during New Year revelry

Dec 26, 2015 - 7:38 PM

'Our four-legged friends, particularly cats and dogs, suffer in silence as firecrackers and fireworks of varying intensity are ignited,' says PAWS

9 steps to keep pets trauma-free during New Year revelry

Christmas and New Year stray bullet incidents reach 61

Jan 04, 2015 - 3:04 PM

In the incidents reported between December 16, 2014, and January 4, 2015, 43 were injured by stray bullets, while one was killed, the Philippine National Police says

Christmas and New Year stray bullet incidents reach 61

Malacañang ready to work with Congress to regulate firecrackers

Jan 02, 2015 - 10:01 PM

(UPDATED) The Malacañang is ready to work with Congress in crafting a law addressing the many firecracker-related injuries reported annually, officials say

Malacañang ready to work with Congress to regulate firecrackers

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

DOH: Firework-related injuries reach 162

Dec 30, 2014 - 7:56 PM

'Piccolo' tops the list of dangerous fireworks, already injuring 113 people as of Monday, December 29

DOH: Firework-related injuries reach 162

Aquino's New Year request: Don't use fireworks

Dec 30, 2014 - 12:31 PM

The last New Year's Eve celebrations in Metro Manila led to air pollution levels 10 times above safe levels

Aquino's New Year request: Don't use fireworks

Palace reminds Filipinos to avoid firecrackers

Dec 28, 2014 - 4:15 PM

As of December 28, the DOH National Epidemiology Center says the number of firecracker victims is down by 43% compared to 2013

Palace reminds Filipinos to avoid firecrackers

DOH begins campaign against use of firecrackers

Dec 11, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Data from the health department show that the number of fireworks-related injuries increased in 2013, and most of the incidents happened in the National Capital Region

DOH begins campaign against use of firecrackers

Another hazardous New Year's welcome

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:58 AM

More than ten years of monitoring PM2.5 around Metro Manila shows no significant improvement in the New Year air quality

Another hazardous New Year's welcome

Almost 1,000 injured due to firecrackers

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The DOH says there are more fireworks-related injuries this year compared to 2012, possibly due to the longer holiday break

Almost 1,000 injured due to firecrackers

Rappler Newscast | January 2, 2014

Jan 03, 2014 - 2:11 AM

The government speeds up the burial of 1,400 bodies. Meralco tells customers to disregard their December bills. New Year firecracker injuries reach 804.

Rappler Newscast | January 2, 2014

Rappler Newscast | January 1, 2014

Jan 01, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Nearly 600 injured by firecrackers during new year celebrations. Explosions hit Basilan and Cotabato. Thousands march in HK to demand full democracy.

Rappler Newscast | January 1, 2014

Palace backs proposal to ban individual use of fireworks

Jan 01, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Instead, only accredited groups should be allowed to purchase fireworks with LGUs identifying safe areas for the display

Palace backs proposal to ban individual use of fireworks

Dubai dazzles in global 2014 party

Jan 01, 2014 - 6:58 AM

The Middle East hub was hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the largest-ever display, pledging to set off more than 400,000 fireworks

Dubai dazzles in global 2014 party

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?

Close to 200 hurt due to fireworks

Dec 29, 2013 - 10:32 AM

DOH records 198 cases of fireworks-related injuries as of 6 am, Sunday

Close to 200 hurt due to fireworks

DOH records first firecracker injury

Dec 22, 2013 - 7:53 PM

A 9-year-old boy from Manila was injured by piccolo

DOH records first firecracker injury

Which firecrackers are allowed by law?

Dec 18, 2013 - 5:39 PM

Local officials and police start inspections and the strict enforcement of laws prohibiting the sale of dangerous fireworks

Which firecrackers are allowed by law?

DOH: Scrap fireworks, donate to disaster survivors

Dec 13, 2013 - 8:03 PM

DOH's Eric Tayag draws attention to this message by dancing to the tune of Katy Perry's 'Roar'

DOH: Scrap fireworks, donate to disaster survivors

Felines and firecrackers

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:41 PM

A teenage cosplayer who loves cats makes a plea to Chinese New Year merry makers.

Felines and firecrackers

106 arrested for violating Davao firecracker ban

Jan 01, 2013 - 10:31 AM

At least 106 people were apprehended in Davao City during the New Year's Eve celebrations for violating the city's firecracker ban

Aquino on 2013: Vote for leaders sustaining reforms

Dec 31, 2012 - 7:05 PM

Aquino said the sustainability of his reforms will depend on those who will be elected in 2013

Aquino on 2013: Vote for leaders sustaining reforms

193 held over illegal firecrackers

Dec 31, 2012 - 12:25 PM

As of 7 pm Monday, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported 193 people have been arrested after 434 operations

193 held over illegal firecrackers

PH braces for bloody New Year celebrations

Dec 30, 2012 - 3:38 PM

The country braces for its annual orgy of New Year's Eve merrymaking which leaves hundreds of people maimed by firecrackers or shot by bullets fired in the air by armed revelers

PH braces for bloody New Year celebrations

Aquino 'serious' about confiscating illegal fireworks

Dec 30, 2012 - 3:37 PM

The President called various departments a day before the New Year celebrations to make sure that the products are confiscated, says Almendras

CONVERSATIONS: #Start2013Right

Dec 29, 2012 - 12:52 PM

In what ways can you make 2013 a better year for you and your community? Share your new year resolutions and make it official--on social media at least.

CONVERSATIONS: #Start2013Right

Metro Manila police to seal guns for New Year

Dec 28, 2012 - 2:44 PM

Policemen in the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will tape their gun muzzles ahead of New Year's Day celebration, to remind cops not to fire guns to welcome 2013

DOH mulls selective firecracker ban

Dec 26, 2012 - 6:29 PM

DOH Undersecretary Eric Tayag discloses the agency's plans via Twitter on Wednesday, December 26

DOH mulls selective firecracker ban

PNP boss to cops: Don't fire guns on New Year

Dec 25, 2012 - 9:54 AM

PNP Chief Alan Purisima reminds Filipinos to avoid using illegal fireworks, and warns policemen against using their firearms to greet the New Year

PNP boss to cops: Don't fire guns on New Year

Spend money on 'Sendong' victims, not firecrackers!

Dec 26, 2011 - 3:54 PM

Palace pushes for anti-firecracker campaign