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Bulacan pyro makers urged to produce safe, good quality fireworks
By: PPAO
Friday, 03 December 2010
CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado urged manufacturers of fireworks in the province to produce safe and quality products and to strictly comply with the safety measures imposed by the authority to prevent any untoward incidents from occurring.

Alvarado also instructed the Bulacan Police Provincial Office headed by Police Director Senior Supt. Fernando Villanueva to continue the conduct of inspections on factories and stores, to ensure that regulations are strictly observed.

The governor also directed Villanueva to arrest illegal manufacturers, particularly those engaged in making banned and killer types of firecrackers and those employing minors.

“Many people are also dependent on the local fireworks industry, which is one of the major industries identifiable with Bulacan. I believe our local manufacturers can produce safe and good quality fireworks like those being presented in aerial fireworks displays. It’s just a matter of proper management and discipline,” Alvarado said.

He also noted that most explosions occurred in makeshift shops and clandestine factories, some of which are even located in populated areas.

“We have constituents who are investing in pyrotechnics business and some of them manufacture the firecrackers right in their own homes. We only found out that there was an illegal manufacturer when explosion occurred.
Safety measures should be taken. There are safety regulations as stipulated in our law in manufacturing firecrackers which should be observed to avoid accidents,” he added.

Alvarado also advised the public to buy only product with proper label of the manufacturer.

Bulacan is considered as the “hub” of the local pyrotechnics industry in the country. ###

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