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

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 City

Makati City

Malabon City

Mandaluyong City

Firecracker zones:

Fireworks display zone:


Firecracker zones:

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

Marikina City 

Firecracker zone: None 

Fireworks display zone:

Navotas City

Pasay City

Firecracker zones:

Quezon City

Firecracker zones:

San Juan City

Firecracker zone: None 

Fireworks display zone:

Valenzuela City

Firecracker zones:

Cities with complete firecrackers ban:

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: 

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

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