BCPO re­leases guide­lines for ire­cracker ven­dors

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The Ba­colod City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) re­leased its guide­lines on the sale of fire­crack­ers and py­rotech­nic de­vices.

BCPO di­rec­tor, Po­lice Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Fran­cisco Ebreo, said, as ear­lier agreed upon with of­fi­cials from the city gov­ern­ment, the des­ig­nated area for the sale of fire­crack­ers will be be­side the Pope John Paul II Tower, lo­cated in the city's recla­ma­tion area.

Ebreo said deal­ers must ad­here to sev­eral re­quire­ments be­fore they can dis­play and sell their items such as se­cur­ing a man­u­fac­turer's li­cense, dealer's li­cense, re­tailer's li­cense, fire­works dis­play op­er­a­tor's li­cense, per­mit to trans­port, and spe­cial per­mit for fire­works dis­play.

He fur­ther ex­plained, un­der Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der No. 28 signed by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte, the use

of fire­crack­ers is con­fined to des­ig­nated com­mu­nity fire­works dis­play area.

Any­one caught vi­o­lat­ing the said pro­vi­sions will be pe­nal­ized with a fine be­tween P20,000 and P30,000, or a six month to

one year im­pris­on­ment.

Ebreo also ad­vised con­sumers to buy fire­crack­ers from an au­tho­rized dealer at the said area only.

He also ad­vised con­sumers should buy prod­ucts with proper la­bels by le­git­i­mate man­u­fac­tur­ers, in­clud­ing

name, ad­dress, and warn­ing in­struc­tion.

In ad­di­tion, the BCPO of­fi­cial said con­sumers should look for Philip­pine Stan­dard, or PS, mark­ings; as well as mark­ings from the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try./DGB,

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