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LIST: Which firecrackers are banned and allowed in PH

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- President Rodrigo Duterte in June 2017 signed an order regulating the use of firecrackers and pyrotechniques in households and communities.

Said order promulgated the existing law, the Republic Act No. 7183, which regulates the “the Sale, Manufacture, Distribution, and Use of Firecrackers and Other Pyrotechnic Devices.”

In his order, Duterte banned the conduct of fireworks displays in household, saying it should be administered for authorized community displays.

Under the law, these firecrakers are allowed to be manufactured, sold and used:

  • Baby rocket,
  • bawang,
  • small triangle,
  • pulling-of-strings,
  • paper caps,
  • el diablo,
  • skyrocket (kwitis)

Of the pyrotechniques, the sparklers, luces, fountain, jumbo regular and special, mabuhay, Roman candle, trompillo, airwolf, whistle device and butterfly

While these firecrackers are not allowed:

  • Watusi or the “dancing firecracker.”
  • Piccolo
  • Super Lolo and Atomic Big Triangulo
  • Mother Rockets
  • Lolo Thunder
  • Pillbox
  • Boga
  • Big Judah’s belt
  • Big Bawang
  • Kwiton
  • Goodbye Philippines
  • Kabasi

All firecrackers with gunpowder exceeding two grams, or 1.3 teaspoons, are likewise prohibited.

If found guilty, sellers and manufacturers of prohibited firecrackers may be fined P20,000-P30,000, imprisoned for 6 months to a year, or both.

The PNP Cagayan Valley region has urged the public to no longer buy illegal firecrackers and report to police sellers of such. (READ: PNP Region 2 record ‘zero case’ of firecracker-related, stray bullet incidents since Dec. 16Northernforum.net

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