If you’re looking to buy legal firecrackers or pyrotechnics for the New Year celebration, you will find them in designated and approved areas for selling. Firecrackers are not totally banned but only regulated.
In Cagayan de Oro City, the legal and authorized sellers have been relocated to Paseo del Rio. As shown below, the spot where they used to sell located along JR Borja Street near Corrales Avenue are nothing but empty spaces.
However, a signage is posted onsite to direct the buyers.
According to Republic Act 7183 or An Act Regulating the Sale, Manufacture, Distribution and Use of Firecrackers and Other Pyrotechnic Devices, the manufacture, sale, and use of the following firecrackers are strictly prohibited: piccolo or “scratch bangers”, pop pop, Goodbye Philippines or Crying Bading, Yolanda or Goodbye Napoles, Watusi, Pla-pla, Giant Kuwitis, Watusi or “dancing firecrackers,” Super Lolo, Atomic Big Trianggulo, Mother Rockets, Lolo Thunder, Pillbox, Boga, Big Judah’s Belt, Big Bawang, Kwiton, Bin Laden, Kabasi, Atomic Bomb, Five Star, Og, and Giant Whistle Bombs; All firecrackers with gunpowder exceeding two grams or 1.3 teaspoons is also banned.
Only the following firecrackers and pyrotechnics are allowed: baby rocket, bawang, small triangle, pulling of strings, paper caps, el diablo, and sky rocket (kwitis), sparklers, luces, fountains, jumbo regular and special, mabuhay, Roman candle, trompillo, airwolf, whistle device, and butterfly.
This is the new spot of the sellers below.
Only legal fireworks and pyrotechnics are sold in this designated area, otherwise, they will be fined or imprisoned.
The sounds of firecrackers during the last Christmas Eve was significantly less than the previous year.
The use of firecrackers during the New Year revelry are only allowed in sites designated by the local government unit.
Read more details in the link below.