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Gov. Alvarado commends PNP, BFP, DOH, PDRRMO for low firecracker injuries in Bulacan
By: PPAO
Thursday, 10 January 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS— There is a decrease on the number of firecrackers injuries in Bulacan as a result of the joint-efforts of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Department of Health and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that according to the data from the PDRRMO, firecracker injuries in Bulacan was lessened by at least 16 percent equivalent to 40 persons injured during the holiday celebrations of 2012 compared to the 61 injuries of 2011.

The governor hailed the efforts of the Philippine National Police in their intensified crackdown against oversized and killer types of firecrackers as well as their regular inspection of fireworks stores and factories to ensure that the safety guidelines and salient provisions of Republic Act 7183 are strictly followed.

“Dumating din si PNP chief Director General Allan Purisima dito sa Bulacan para personal na pangunahan ang inspection and operation laban dun sa mga lumalabag dito nga sa firecracker law,” the governor added.

Alvarado also hailed the Bureau of Fire Protection for their 24/7 readiness and the health workers for attending to the victims who were treated in the different government hospitals in Bulacan.

He also said that the crackdown made by the team’s efforts has helped a lot in decreasing the cause of injuries.

He also told listeners of “The Governor’s Hour,” a radio program which he co-anchors every Saturday morning with Bulakenyo Broadcaster Rommel Ramos over 95.9 fm., that the provincial government is promoting aerial fireworks display and the development of the local fireworks industry to make it globally competitive by producing high-quality fireworks and pyrotechnic devices thus helping the industry to soar and improve.

He said that provisions of the firecracker law are now being implemented properly.

“Noong ginawa at binalangkas ang RA 7183 ay para kasi itong pitsa ng madyong na hinalo-halo. Ngayon ay unti-unti na itong naisasa-ayos at naipatutupad dahil unti-unti na nating nailalagay ang mga bahagi ng “jigsaw puzzle” sa tama nitong lalagyan,” the governor added. ###

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