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MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police released on Wednesday a list of firecrackers that are illegal to sell and use and appealed to the public not to use these to reduce the number of injuries during the New Year’s celebration.
PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. explained that Republic Act 7183 declares illegal any pyrotechnic that has explosive materials of more than 1/3 teaspoon or 0.2 grams.
The prohibited illegal firecrackers are:
The penalty for using illegal firecrackers ranges from six months to a year’s imprisonment or a fine of up to P20,000.
The PNP also reiterated warnings against the indiscriminate firing of guns during the New Year celebrations.