Locations of firecracker zones in Metro Manila for New Year’s Eve

Mara Cepeda
(UPDATED) A complete ban on firecrackers is imposed in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig, and Pateros

NEW YEAR'S EVE PREPS. Firecrackers and luces workers load a powder or polvora inside luces shells at a fireworks factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 26, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has designated several areas in Metro Manila where residents may watch fireworks displays or light their own firecrackers.

This is in compliance to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 28, which bans private citizens from using firecrackers or staging their own fireworks displays in their residences to welcome the new year. (READ: DOH targets zero firecracker injuries for New Year 2018

The National Capital Region Police Office said it is working with local government units and other government agencies to secure areas for community fireworks displays. (READ: NCRPO aims for zero firecracker injuries, no indiscriminate firing)

The locations of designated firecracker zones and fireworks display zones in Metro Manila are as follows: 

Caloocan CityMakati City | Malabon CityMandaluyong City | Manila | Marikina City | Navotas CityPasay City | Quezon City | San Juan City | Valenzuela CityCities with complete firecrackers ban

Caloocan City

  • Barangay 12 – Libis-Talisay Playground/Sabalo corner Kapak alley/Kapak Parking Area
  • Barangay 13 – In front of Barangay Hall, A Bato corner Torres Bugallon Streets
  • Barangay 14 – Basketball Court along Tulingan Street
  • Barangay 15 – Basketball Court along Balun-Bato Street/Tatampal Plaza at Tatampal Street/Tulya alley
  • Barangay 16 – Vacant lot along P Zamora Street
  • Barangay 17 – In front of Barangay Hall along Rodriguez Street
  • Barangay 18 – Along Tanigue Street, corner Talakitok Street/Blk 12 Court at Balun-Bato Street
  • Barangay 19 – Basketball Court along Doña Consuelo Street
  • Barangay 20 – Orkana Basketball Court
  • Barangay 27 – Vacant lot at Solomon Street
  • Barangay 28 – The whole stretch of JP Rizal Street/LRTB covered court/Tambacol Street/Torsillo Street/Dagat-dagatan Avenue/the whole area of Landaska
  • Barangay 30 – Lerma covered court, Binangonan Street corner Lerma Street
  • Barangay 32 – Along railway and Lupa Street
  • Barangay 34 – Bisjak Basketball Court at Glorieta Street, Maypajo
  • Barangay 57 – In front of Barangay Hall at Nadurata Street corner 8th Avenue
  • Barangay 58 – Near Barangay Hall at 7th Avenue corner F Roxas Street
  • Barangay 59 – Beside the Barangay Hall at 8th Avenue West, DaangBakal
  • Barangay 60 – In front of Barangay Hall at 9th Avenue, Nadurata
  • Barangay 61 – 8th Avenue to 9th Avenue corner A Del Mundo Street
  • Barangay 62 – P Sevilla Street, 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue
  • Barangay 63 – M Hizon Basketball Court and 9th Avenue Basketball Court
  • Barangay 64 – M Hizon Street in front of Barangay Hall
  • Barangay 65 – Vacant lot at Aglipay Street
  • Barangay 67 – In front of Barangay Hall at Bulacan Street corner 10th Avenue
  • Barangay 68 – A Del Mundo Street
  • Barangay 69 – Baltazar 1 and 2, Baltazar Street
  • Barangay 70 – Victory Liner compound
  • Barangay 72 – Victory Liner compound
  • Barangay 74 – Heroes Del 96 Basketball Court
  • Barangay 75 – Along Falon Street
  • Barangay 76 – Along Calle Cuatro Street
  • Barangay 78 – Along Pio Valenzuela Street
  • Barangay 79 – Lapu-lapu Street
  • Barangay 80 – Along Drexel Street
  • Barangay 81 – Basketball Court, in front of Barangay Hall
  • Barangay 86 – Kalaanan Compound, B Serrano Street
  • Barangay 98 – Along Mieguas Street
  • Barangay 125 – Basketball Court in front of Barangay Hall
  • Barangay 133 – Adelfa Street corner D Arellano Street
  • Barangay 134 – Gen Concepcion Street, in front of Barangay Hall
  • Barangay 135 – Along Gen Concepcion Street
  • Barangay 136 – Along Gen Malvar Street
  • Barangay 137 – Along Gen Malvar Street
  • Barangay 138 – Along Tirona and Tirad Pass Streets
  • Barangay 139 – Along Katipunan Street
  • Barangay 140 – Malolos Street, corner Gen Mascardo Street
  • Barangay 141 – Along G De Jesus Road (NDR)
  • Barangay 142 – Gen Malvar corner Reparo Street, in front of Barangay Hall
  • Barangay 145 – Gen Evangelista Street corner Reparo Street
  • Barangay 147 – Basketball Court in front of Barangay Hall
  • Barangay 148 – Gen De Jesus Street corner Democracia and along Panday Pira Street
  • Barangay 149 – Along Katarungan Street, corner Silahis Street
  • Barangay 150 – Along Katarungan Street/Milagrosa Street/KKK Street
  • Barangay 151 – Along North Diversion Road
  • Barangay 152 – Milagrosa Street and Reparo Street
  • Barangay 153 – Malolos Avenue/Macaneneng St/Milagrosa Street
  • Barangay 154 – Along North Diversion Road
  • Barangay 155 – Reparo Street and Malolos Avenue
  • Barangay 160 – Salvador Street and Libi Baesa
  • Barangay 161 – Jasmine Street and Jasmin Plaza
  • Barangay 164 – Vacant lot along Bayabas Road
  • Barangay 176 – Phase 1 triangle, Bagong Silang
  • Barangay 177 – Adjacent lot, North Caloocan City Hall, Zapote Road, Camarin
  • Barangay 186 – Maynilad Vacant Lot, LD highway, Tala

Makati City

  • Barangay Pembo
    • Cactus Street open court
    • Umbel corner Violeta Street

Malabon City

  • Barangay Panghulo – Karisma Ville open area
  • Barangay Santulan – Santulan covered court and Alley 1
  • Barangay Maysilo – Yanga Street open area
  • Barangay Potrero – University corner Mangustan Road
  • Barangay Longos – Block 15, near Tanigue Street open area
  • Barangay Tugatog – Plaza Diwa basketball covered court
  • Barangay Tinajeros – MH Del Pilar Street corner Bustamante open area
  • Barangay Acacia – In front of Barangay Hall open area
  • Barangay Hulong Duhat – Hulong Duhat Public Plaza open area
  • Barangay Bayan-Bayanan – Celia II Street open area
  • Barangay Muzon – Pag-asa Street open area
  • Barangay Flores – Basketball covered court open area
  • Barangay Dampalit – Merville Subd. open area
  • Barangay Taňong – Barangay Outpost, C4 Road open area
  • Barangay San Agustin – C Arellano Street green gate open area
  • Barangay Ibaba – C Arellano Street near Camus Ext open area
  • Barangay Baritan – Talabahan Street open area 
  • Barangay Concepcion – Paez Street open area
  • Barangay Tonsuya – In front of Barangay Hall vacant lot along 26 A Roque Street
  • Barangay Catmon – Sitio Gulayan open area
  • Barangay Niugan – Encarnacion basketball court

Mandaluyong City

Firecracker zones:

  • Barangay Pag-asa – General Kalentong Street, in front of Marketplace
  • Barangay Hulo – Along Coronado Street, beside Pasig River
  • Barangay Barangka Ibaba
    • Barangka Ibaba Vida Court
    • Labasan Court
    • Along Riverside MRR Tract Street
  • Barangay Barangka Ilaya – In front of barangay hall
  • Barangay Buwayang Bato – Beside Pasig River

Fireworks display zone:

  • Barangay Vergara – Linear Park

Manila

Firecracker zones:

  • Barangay 82 covered court
  • Barangay 151 covered court
  • Barangay 69 covered court
  • Barangay 72 covered court
  • Barangay 109 covered court
  • Barangay 111 covered court
  • Barangay 123 covered court
  • Barangay 128 covered court
  • Barangay 177 covered court
  • Plaza Hernandez
  • Claro M Recto Avenue corner Dagupan Street
  • Barangay 306 – Carlos Palanca, Quinta Market in front of barangay to FEATI University
  • Barangay 307 – From Rizal Avenue/Raon to Quezon Boulevard
  • Barangay 308 – Evangelista Street, Porveiner Street, Esperanza Street, Dela Fe Street
  • Barangay 309 – Germinal Street, Trinidad Street
  • G Tuazon Street corner Sta Teresita Street
  • Along Algeciras Street near corner Fajardo Street
  • Cebu Street corner Visayan Street, Sampaloc
  • Cebu Street corner Mindanao Street, Sampaloc
  • Barangay 402 Zone 41 basketball court, Palmera Street, Sampaloc
  • Barangay 463 Zone 46 basketball court, P Paredes Street, Sampaloc
  • Rajah Sulayman, Remedios Street, Malate
  • Remedios Circle, Malate
  • Ortega Court, Paco
  • Canonigo Court, Paco
  • Pedro Gil – Along the stretch of Manila Bay
  • Barangay 811 basketball court
  • Barangay 755 basketball court
  • Barangay 879 basketball court
  • Barangay 884 basketball court
  • Jose Abad Santos Avenue corner Solis Street
  • PNR Antipolo Street near corner Vargas
  • Barangay 648 covered court
  • Barangay 622 Dalisay covered court
  • Barangay 617 RICASS covered court
  • Barangay 604 Paraiso covered court
  • Barangay 701 – Mabini Street and MH del Pilar Street
  • Barangay 704 – Amadome basketball court, San Andres Street
  • Barangay 705 – Avelia court, Leveriza Street
  • Barangay 706 – Leveriza Street near corner San Andres Street
  • Barangay 707 – Paraiso ng Batang Maynila, Maginhawa Street corner Quirino
  • Barangay 709 – F Castro Street
  • Barangay 733 – Singalong Street corner Zapanta
  • Barangay 739 – Meding Street corner Tuazon
  • Barangay 746 – Dian Street corner Estrada
  • Barangay 748 – Torres Street, Estrada and Taal Street
  • Barangay 753 – Francisco Street corner Arellano
  • Barangay 754 – Near barangay hall, Arellano Avenue
  • Barangay 755 – Arellano Street and A Roxas Street
  • Barangay 756 – Conchu Street and A Roxas Street
  • Plaza Balagtas, Palumpong Street corner Beata, Pandacan
  • Lorenzo dela Paz, Pandacan
  • Plaza de la Virgin, Burgos Street, Pandacan
  • Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, in front of Binondo Church 

No firecracker zones in Baseco, Intramuros, Lawton, and the Tourist Police Unit

Marikina City 

Firecracker zone: None 

Fireworks display zone:

  • Marikina Sports Complex
  • Riverbanks Mall

Navotas City

  • Barangay Bagumbayan North – C4 Road Centennial Park

Pasay City

Firecracker zones:

  • Layug Street corner Cuyegkeng Street
  • Barangay 14 – Maginhawa Street
  • Barangay 43 – Tramo Basketball Court
  • Fernando Street near Senator Gil Puyat Avenue vacant lot
  • Emma Street corner Victor between Barangay 62 and 65
  • Cuenca Street near basketball court
  • Tramo, Dimasalang and Vergel Streets
  • Barangay 190 basketball court
  • Barangay 187 basketball court
  • Apelo Cruz in front of T Paez Elementary School
  • Brgy 195 – Multi-Purpose Plaza
  • Brgy 201 – Plaza
  • San Miguel by the Bay, Mall of Asia

Quezon City

Firecracker zones:

  • Barangay Pag-ibig sa Nayon – Arce Dairy Ice Cream Compound
  • Barangay Santo Domingo – AIB Court
  • Barangay Santa Teresita – Dapitan Street between Mayon and Kanlaon
  • Barangay Talayan – Talayan Park
  • Barangay Pag-asa – Beside basketball court
  • Barangay Balon Bato
    • Service Road, NLEX
    • Vacant lot, Quirino Highway
  • Barangay Baesa
    • Homart open Court
    • F Carlos open Court
    • Upper Pajo open basketball court
    • Asamba Parks and playground
    • Mendez road open basketball court
  • Barangay Culiat
    • Adelfa basketball court
    • Casanova Drive basketball court
    • Palayan basketball court
  • Barangay Sangandaan
    • Insurance Extension
    • Loans Extension
  • Barangay Tandang Sora – Alcantara Road
  • Barangay Unang Sigaw – Gana Compund basketball cour
  • Barangay North Fairview
    • SSS, North Fairview Homes
    • Basketball Court, Baker/Bremen St
    • Basketball Court, NAMAPA Compound
  • Barangay Greater Lagro – Ascension Road, corner Domingo De Ramos 
  • Barangay Kaligayahan
    • Zabarte Subdivision parks and playground
    • North Olympus Subdivision parks and playground
    • TS Cruzville Subdivision parks and playground
    • Greenfields I Subdivision parks and playground
    • St. Jude Subdivision parks and playground
    • New Haven parks and playground
    • Hobart Subdivision parks and playground
    • Tawid Sapa SAPIKA
    • Sitio Looban open basketball court
    • Diamond Sierra Madre open space
  • Barangay Old Balara – SB Park, Felomina Street, Villa Beatriz Park near barangay hall  
  • Barangay Holy Spirit
    • Holy Spirit Drive open space
    • Barangay Holy Spirit Main Office open space
    • Kasiyahan basketball court
    • Nawasa Line half court
    • St Andrew basketball court
    • Gulayan Area open space
    • Sto. Niño basketball court
    • Sta. Maria basketball court
    • Sto. Domingo basketball court
    • Gilarmi basketball court
  • Barangay Batasan Hills – SB Park along IBP road
  • Barangay Bagong Silangan
    • Barangay Hall Roof Top, Bonifacio Street
    • Falconet Open Court/Target Range Sitio Veterans, Area 3 Sitio Veterans Fantail Street
    • Tumana Tabing Ilog Bonifacio corner Lukban Street
  • Barangay Payatas
    • AMLAC Subdivision, Lupang Pangako Street
    • Phase 5, Lupang Pangako Street/Group 5 Legaspi Street
  • Barangay E Rodriguez – New York Street corner Ermin Garcia Street
  • Barangay San Roque – In front of Barangay Hall and 1st Camarilla cor 15th Avenue
  • Barangay Socorro – In front of Brgy. Hall
  • Barangay Kaunlaran – N Domingo corner Banahaw St
  • Barangay Horseshoe – Main Horseshoe Drive, St Paul Street, C Benitez Street, Hilltop Street
  • Barangay Valencia – Area 6 Tony Tan Parking Lot
  • Barangay Bayanihan – Along Boni Serrano Avenue at Buwaya creek
  • Barangay Blue Ridge A – Tennis Court
  • Barangay Camp Aguinaldo – AFP GHQ grandstand
  • Barangay Dioquino Zobel open basketball court
  • Barangay Escopa 2 – Upper and lower portion of Escopa 2 near basketball court
  • Barangay Escopa 3 basketball court
  • Barangay Escopa 4 – Mini Plaza Libis
  • Barangay Marilag
    • Kiddie Court near Barangay Hall
    • A Luna Street Oval
    • Magat Salamat Street Oval
    • Camerino Street Oval
    • Tres Cantos (Aguinaldo, N Rubia, Cabesa Street)
    • A Luna Street corner N Rubia Street and Angeles Street
    • J Ponce Street Oval
    • Kwatro Cantos (M Hugo, D Sumakwel and Camerino Street)
  • Barangay Mangga – 950 Interior Barangay Mangga Basketball Court, PACMAC Plaza
  • Barangay Milagrosa – 5K Plaza near Barangay 5K Court
  • Barangay Tagumpay open court
  • Barangay Villa Maria Clara – Barangay Hall and in front of J Bracken Covered Court
  • Barangay UP Village – Along Mayaman Street
  • Barangay Sikatuna Village – Anonas Road between V Luna and Kamias Rd
  • Barangay Krus na Ligas – Barangay Plaza
  • Barangay Pansol – Basketball court, Plaza, Bungad half court, Paltok, Kilo 1 Basketball, bungad Block 6, Block 7, Kilo 2, Pansol
  • Barangay Botocan – Basketball Court Plaza at Area 6, Botocan
  • Barangay Malaya – Fronting Barangay Hall of Barangay Malaya corner V Luna
  • Barangay Teachers Village East – Along Maginhawa Street
  • Barangay Teachers Village West – Along Malingap Street
  • Barangay Loyola Heights – Along Katipunan Avenue
  • Barangay Old Capitol Site – Masaya Street Plaza, Barangay Old Capitol site
  • Barangay Quirino 2A – Playground of Barangay Quirino 2A along Kubili Street, Chico Street and  Pajo Street
  • Barangay Quirino 2B – Basketball Court Plaza, Pajo Street corner Langka Street
  • Barangay Quirino 2C – Along Bignay Street near Barangay Hall/Guyabano/Sineguelas
  • Barangay UP Campus – Along CP Garcia Avenue
  • Barangay Quirino 3A – On top of Victoria Bridge Project 2
  • Barangay Claro 3B – Along Aguho Street and Acacia Street
  • Barangay West Kamias – K-9th Street
  • Barangay East Kamias – K-6th Street and K-10th Street
  • Barangay San Vicente – Plaza of San Vicente
  • Barangay Amihan – Yakal Street corner Banuyo Street and Basketball Court
  • Barangay Duyan-Duyan – Batino Street corner Molave Street
  • Barangay Kamuning
    • Along Kamuning Road
    • Along T Gener
    • Along Judge Jimenez
    • Along K7 Street
  • Barangay Immaculate – Along E. Rodriguez near Monte de Piedad
  • Barangay Pinagkaisahan
    • Along Egea Street
    • Along Ermin Garcia Street
    • Along New Orleans
  • Barangay Laging Handa
    • Scout Tuason corner Scout Limbaga
    • Scout Rallos corner Scout Gandia
    • Scout Castor Street
    • Tomas Morato corner Dr Lazcano
    • Scout Gandia Street
  • Barangay South Triangle
    • Scout Borromeo Street (between Sgt Esguerra Avenue and Quezon Avenue)
    • Scout Bayoran Street (between Sgt Esguerra Ave and Mother Ignacia)
    • Scout Tuazon Street (between Eugenio Lopez Sr Drive and Timog Avenue)
    • Mother Ignacia (Between Scout Borromeo Street and Sgt Esguerra Avenue)
    • Scout Torillo Street (Between Scout Bayoran Street and Timog Avenue)
    • Scout Madrinan Street (between Sgt Esguerra Ave and Mother Ignacia)
    • Sgt Esguerra Avenue (between Scout Borromeo Street and Timog Avenue)
    • Panay Avenue
    • Samar Avenue
    • Eugenio Lopez Sr Drive / Tomas Morato Avenue / Scout Albano Street 
  • Barangay Paligsahan – Along Rocescor Mother Ignacia
  • Barangay Sacred Heart
    • Along Scout Torillo
    • Along 11th Jamboree
    • Along Scout Ybardolaza
  • Barangay Central
    • Along Kalayaan Avenue
    • Masigla Extension
    • Quezon Avenue / BIR Road
  • Barangay Santol – In front of Barangay Hall

San Juan City

Firecracker zone: None 

Fireworks display zone:

  • Pinaglabanan Shrine 

Valenzuela City

Firecracker zones:

  • People’s Park, Karuhatan City Hall Complex
  • Rosal Street in Barangay Tagalag  
  • Salvador Street in Barangay Bisig 
  • Lagman Street in Barangay Coloong 
  • F Andaya Street in Barangay Balangkas
  • F Andaya Street in Barangay Wawang Pulo
  • Vacant Lot, D Bonifacio Street in Barangay Canumay East 
  • E Miranda Street in Barangay Paso de Blas 

Cities with complete firecrackers ban:

  • Las Piñas City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Parañaque City
  • Pasig City
  • Pateros

Taguig has yet to submit a list of location, said the NCRPO.

Under Republic Act No. 7183, or the law regulating the sale, manufacture, and use of pyrotechnic products, Filipinos are only allowed to make use of the following firecrackers in the designated areas: 

Firecrackers Pyrotechnic Devices

Baby Rocket

Bawang

Small Trianggulo

Pulling of Strings

Paper Caps

El Diablo

Judah’s Belt

Sky Rocket or Kwitis

Other types equivalent to the foregoing in explosive content

Mabuhay

Roman Candle

Trompillo

Whistle device

Butterfly

Fountain

Luces

Sparklers

All kinds of pyrotechnic devices or “pailaw”

Other types equivalent to the foregoing devices

The law bans the public from using firecrackers which are “overweight or more than 0.2 grams or more than 1/3 teaspoon in explosive content.”

Also banned are firecrackers whose fuse burns in less than 3 seconds or more than 6 seconds, those with “imported finished product,” and firecrackers with mixture of phosphorous or sulfur with chlorate, and polyvinyl pipe “boga.”

Examples of the prohibited firecrackers are as the Atomic Big, Trianggulo, Super Lolo, and Giant Whistle Bomb. – Rappler.com

Mara Cepeda

Mara Cepeda specializes in stories about politics and local governance. She covers the Office of the Vice President, the Senate, and the Philippine opposition. She is a 2021 fellow of the Asia Journalism Fellowship and the Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship of the UN. Got tips? Email her at mara.cepeda@rappler.com or tweet @maracepeda.