PNP to Conduct Random Inspections for Prohibited Firecrackers

Police to Deploy Personnel for Random Inspection of Firecracker Vendors Ahead of New Year

As the New Year approaches, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is gearing up to ensure the safety of the public by deploying a sufficient number of uniformed personnel to conduct random inspections in markets and other areas where firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials are being sold.

According to PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo, the inspections are part of safety measures to prevent the sale of illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials, especially to children. Fajardo warned vendors that selling prohibited firecrackers could result in criminal charges and at least six months imprisonment under Republic Act 7183.

The PNP has already confiscated around 34,000 pieces of prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials as part of intensified operations against their production and sale. Fajardo urged the public not to patronize prohibited firecrackers and to assist the PNP in identifying those involved in their manufacture and sale due to the danger they pose to the public.

Fajardo assured the public that the PNP will continue conducting operations to ensure a peaceful and safe New Year celebration.

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