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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'

Blast at Indian firecracker factory kills 12

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Firefighters spend two hours bringing the major blaze under control in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh state

Blast at Indian firecracker factory kills 12

Mexico fireworks blast kills 14, 11 of them children

May 10, 2017 - 10:03 AM

It comes just 5 months after a similar tragedy killed 42 people in explosions at a fireworks market near Mexico City

Mexico fireworks blast kills 14, 11 of them children

6 dead, 2 missing in Portugal firework factory blast

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Authorities are still probing the cause of the blaze and working to identify the bodies

6 dead, 2 missing in Portugal firework factory blast

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

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'

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

New Year shooting, firecracker injuries mar PH celebrations

Jan 01, 2017 - 2:49 AM

The victims of New Year shooting include at least one target of riding-in-tandem assailants

New Year shooting, firecracker injuries mar PH celebrations

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

How to observe a safe New Year

Dec 30, 2016 - 3:48 PM

The Department of Health suggests ways to prevent firework injuries and stay safe on New Year's Eve

How to observe a safe New Year

#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

Mexico probes deadly fireworks blast

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:42 AM

(UPDATED) Rescue workers are still searching for bodies – or survivors – in the smoldering wreckage of the San Pablito market in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec

Mexico probes deadly fireworks blast

At least 31 dead, 72 hurt in Mexico fireworks market blast

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:55 AM

(5th UPDATE) The market was packed at the time with customers buying pyrotechnics for traditional end-of-year festivities

At least 31 dead, 72 hurt in Mexico fireworks market blast

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

2 dead, 24 hurt in Philippine fireworks blaze

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:02 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The fire sets off a series of explosions at a strip of shops that overturned a truck and badly damaged 3 other vehicles on a major road in Bocaue

2 dead, 24 hurt in Philippine fireworks blaze

India police file charges over temple fireworks disaster

Apr 11, 2016 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) 6 people are charged with culpable homicide as the death toll rises to 109

India police file charges over temple fireworks disaster

India temple fire kills more than 100 people watching fireworks

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:34 AM

(5th UPDATE) Thousands are in the Hindu temple in Kerala state where fireworks appear to have landed on an unexploded stash, triggering a blast

India temple fire kills more than 100 people watching fireworks

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

New Year mayhem kills 2, injures hundreds

Jan 01, 2016 - 2:48 PM

The Department of Health has recorded a total of 380 cases of fireworks-related injuries and 4 victims of stray bullets.

New Year mayhem kills 2, injures hundreds

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2016 around the world

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) See photos of New Year celebrations in Australia, Paris, Hong Kong, Japan, and more

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2016 around the world

DOH: 53% drop in fireworks-related injuries in 2015

Jan 01, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Health officials reiterate their call for a total ban on firecrackers

DOH: 53% drop in fireworks-related injuries in 2015

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao rings in New Year with fireworks

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:18 PM

But will he be able to deliver fireworks in his third fight with Timothy Bradley?

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao rings in New Year with fireworks

'Respect your lungs, don’t use fireworks'

Dec 28, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Will Metro Manila welcome 2016 with dangerous levels of air pollution due to fireworks?

'Respect your lungs, don’t use fireworks'

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

How Singapore celebrates its National Day

Aug 08, 2015 - 4:00 PM

How did Singapore celebrate its National Day in the past, and what does it have in store for its golden founding anniversary?

How Singapore celebrates its National Day

8 things to do to ring in the year of the sheep

Jan 30, 2015 - 5:32 PM

2015 is touted as a year of prosperity, peace and cooperation. Here is a list of things to do to channel these attributes, and have a truly happy new year

8 things to do to ring in the year of the sheep

Youth suffer most of PH's 730 fireworks-related injuries

Jan 03, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The Philippines' Department of Health says 65% of those who were injured while welcoming the New Year are between 5 and 20 years old

Youth suffer most of PH's 730 fireworks-related injuries

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

New year fireworks-related injuries now at 593

Jan 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) The number of cases is still lower compared to the tally in the same period last year

New year fireworks-related injuries now at 593

New Year air pollution in NCR 13 times past safe level

Jan 02, 2015 - 11:09 AM

The DENR says initial data covering 4 cities in Metro Manila show that Las Piñas and Marikina registered an over 4,000%-increase in air pollution in the first hours of 2015

New Year air pollution in NCR 13 times past safe level

New Year firework-related injuries drop by 39% – DOH

Jan 01, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The Department of Health reports 351 fireworks-related injuries as of January 1, a figure that is expected to rise until January 5

New Year firework-related injuries drop by 39% – 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

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

8 tips: How to keep your pet safe on New Year's Eve

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Fumes from fireworks and loud noises may cause stress and injury to pet dogs, cats, and birds

8 tips: How to keep your pet safe on New Year's Eve

Lawmaker lists good, bad firecrackers for New Year

Dec 26, 2014 - 1:05 PM

A fourth of the 1,018 firework related injuries in New Year 2014 involved children playing with the banned Piccolo

Lawmaker lists good, bad firecrackers for New Year

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

Final tally: New Year injuries increase to over 1,000

Jan 06, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The DOH says the number of injuries is 9% higher than during the same period last year, and 8% higher than the 5-year average

Final tally: New Year injuries increase to over 1,000

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

2014 New Year air pollution in Metro Manila is triple last year's

Jan 02, 2014 - 4:59 PM

The amount of harmful particles in Metro Manila air during the first hours of 2014 was 10 times more than than safe levels

2014 New Year air pollution in Metro Manila is triple last year's

Fireworks-related injuries reach 804

Jan 02, 2014 - 10:33 AM

A 16-year-old male bystander from Payatas, Quezon City, loses his left eye due to kwitis

Fireworks-related injuries reach 804

#PugadBaboy: Learnings

Jan 02, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Lessons from the New Year celebrations

#PugadBaboy: Learnings

#PugadBaboy: Learnings punchline 2

Jan 02, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Lessons from the New Year celebrations

#PugadBaboy: Learnings punchline 2

#PugadBaboy: Learnings punchline 3

Jan 02, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Lessons from the New Year celebrations

#PugadBaboy: Learnings punchline 3

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

Nearly 600 injured in New Year revelry

Jan 01, 2014 - 6:11 AM

The fireworks and firecracker-related injuries rise to 599, but the DOH says the cases are 'milder'

Nearly 600 injured in New Year revelry