PNP-10: Campaign vs firecracker injuries 'successful'

By : Mindanao Today/06:38:02am 01/11/2022


At the recent Talakayan sa PIA with the PNP-10 and DOH-10, the highlight was on the campaign against illegal firecrackers. (PIA-10)

By Gabriel Andres

CAGAYAN DE ORO – The Ligtas Paskuhan campaign against firecracker injuries was successfully carried out in Northern Mindanao, an official from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Office (PRO)-10 said during Talakayan sa PIA, January 6.

The nationwide campaign ran from December 16, 2021 and concluded January 6, 2022.

Lt. Col. Michelle S. Olaivar, PRO-10 spokesperson, said there were only four incidents of firecracker-related injuries reported during the holiday season. In terms of stray bullet incidents, the PNP recorded two in Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro.

“Overall, our celebration was generally peaceful. We did not receive or report any significant incident that disrupted our observance of the holiday season,” she said.

Pursuant to Ligtas Paskuhan, Olaivar said the Regional Civil Security Unit (RCSU)-10 were able to confiscate a total of 15,000 firecrackers illegally sold from the provinces of Lanao and Bukidnon.

PRO-10 also commends the support of local government units (LGUs) in ensuring that the campaign was properly implemented in northern Mindanao cities and towns. Barangays also regulated the sale and use of firecrackers, pyrotechnics in their areas.

“The success of our ‘Iwas Paputok’ campaign this year is because of the active participation and support of our respective local government units,” Olaivar said.

In 2022, PRO-10 said it will maintain its role in the national Covid-19 response, and simultaneously make the necessary preparations for the upcoming elections. (GDA | PIA-10)

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