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Bongbong Marcos joins calls against firecracker use and illegal discharge of guns for New Year revelry

Press Releases
27 December 2015

Bersyon sa Filipino.

Let’s have a safe New Year celebration.

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. aired this reminder as he joined calls against the use of firecrackers and firing of guns to welcome the New Year.

“It is alarming that this early incidents of firecracker-related injuries and from stray bullets are starting to increase,” Marcos cited.

“As of 8:00 a.m. of December 27, the Philippine National Police has already monitored 6 incidents of stray bullets with 5 persons injured as a result, 4 cases of illegal discharge of firearms, and 8 injuries due to firecrackers.”

“It’s part of our tradition to welcome the New Year with a bang but as we celebrate let us also be responsible and avoid doing anything that could harm us or other people,” Marcos said.

“Let’s try alternatives to firecrackers and enjoy instead the fireworks handled by professional pyrotechnicians. Firecracker use has caused death and fires that razed scores of homes and destroyed properties.”

“Almost 600 cases of firecracker-related injuries were recorded last year for the Christmas and New Year celebrations, while the police recorded 61 incidents of stray bullets.”

“I hope we can all have a safe and Happy New Year,” Marcos concluded.