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MANILA, Philippines – Police have arrested 114 rowdy merry-makers and 15 others who fired their guns on New Year’s eve.
Director General Nicanor Bartolome said in a statement that 99 of those arrested were held for carrying illegal fireworks and pyrotechnic devices.
Citing field reports nationwide, Bartolome said the New Year’s eve celebrations killed at least one person and injured 422 others.
Yet, the National Police chief said he considered Saturday night “generally peaceful and orderly.”
Firecrackers triggered fires in three areas, damaging properties estimated at close to a million, according to Bartolome.
Police field units reported a total of 33 stray bullet incidents since December 21, which hurt 34 people. – Rappler.com