New PNP chief renews calls vs illegal firecrackers

PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Recently appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima renewed a yearly warning against the use of illegal firecrackers to greet the New Year. He also vowed to punish vendors found selling them, as well as order his men not to fire their guns. The police and the health department are at the forefront of efforts to reduce firecracker-related injuries.

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