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PNP tells public of dangers of buying illegal firecrackers online

by Kiko Cueto

THE Philippine National Police (PNP), reminded the public that they should not patronize illegal firecrackers being sold online as it could endanger their lives.

Lt. Arturo Garingan of PNP Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) said that the illegal traders are being hunted by the authorities as they only aim to make a quick buck at the expense of the buyers safety.

“Ang aming kampanya kasi ang karamihan ngayon online selling. Ang kasama namin ngayon anti-cybercrime group (ACG)  together with FEO coordination, collaboration with DOH.pati yung mga retailers group, mga association na para itong online selling atin unti unti maapula,” Garingan said.

He reminded the Filipinos to consider the safety of each family member during the New Year celebrations.

“Doon lang tayo sa nagbebenta sa mga lisensyado at may permit kasi sila lang yung nagkaroon ng fireworks safety seminar,” he stressed.

Individual caught act of selling of illegal firecrackers will face charges for violation of RA 7183 (An Act Regulating The Sale, Manufacture, Distribution, and Use of Firecrackers and Other Pyrotechnic Devices in relation to Sec. 6 of RA 10175 otherwise known as “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.”



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