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
President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order that bans private citizens from staging fireworks displays at their homes
Firefighters spend two hours bringing the major blaze under control in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh state
It comes just 5 months after a similar tragedy killed 42 people in explosions at a fireworks market near Mexico City
Authorities are still probing the cause of the blaze and working to identify the bodies
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
'The President weighs/considers the welfare that would be for the greater good of all,' Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says
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
The victims of New Year shooting include at least one target of riding-in-tandem assailants
A DOH official says the figure is 34% lower than the 214 cases recorded during the same period last year
The Department of Health suggests ways to prevent firework injuries and stay safe on New Year's Eve
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
(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
(5th UPDATE) The market was packed at the time with customers buying pyrotechnics for traditional end-of-year festivities
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial expects President Rodrigo Duterte to sign the executive order before November
(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
(UPDATED) 6 people are charged with culpable homicide as the death toll rises to 109
(5th UPDATE) Thousands are in the Hindu temple in Kerala state where fireworks appear to have landed on an unexploded stash, triggering a blast
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
The Department of Health has recorded a total of 380 cases of fireworks-related injuries and 4 victims of stray bullets.
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'Our four-legged friends, particularly cats and dogs, suffer in silence as firecrackers and fireworks of varying intensity are ignited,' says PAWS
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The Philippines' Department of Health says 65% of those who were injured while welcoming the New Year are between 5 and 20 years old
(UPDATED) The Malacañang is ready to work with Congress in crafting a law addressing the many firecracker-related injuries reported annually, officials say
(UPDATED) The number of cases is still lower compared to the tally in the same period last year
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
The Department of Health reports 351 fireworks-related injuries as of January 1, a figure that is expected to rise until January 5
The Department of Health has recorded 176 fireworks-related injuries from December 21-31, including 6 that required amputation
'Piccolo' tops the list of dangerous fireworks, already injuring 113 people as of Monday, December 29
The last New Year's Eve celebrations in Metro Manila led to air pollution levels 10 times above safe levels
Fumes from fireworks and loud noises may cause stress and injury to pet dogs, cats, and birds
A fourth of the 1,018 firework related injuries in New Year 2014 involved children playing with the banned Piccolo
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
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
The DOH says there are more fireworks-related injuries this year compared to 2012, possibly due to the longer holiday break
The amount of harmful particles in Metro Manila air during the first hours of 2014 was 10 times more than than safe levels
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Instead, only accredited groups should be allowed to purchase fireworks with LGUs identifying safe areas for the display
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
The fireworks and firecracker-related injuries rise to 599, but the DOH says the cases are 'milder'