Sara’s firecracker advice: ‘Go ahead kung gusto ninyong masunugan at maputulan ng kamay’
Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has tried a little reverse psychology to dissuade Dabawenyos from using the firecrackers in celebrating Christmas and New Year.
“Sa mga Dabawenyo, kung gusto ninyong masunugan ng bahay at maputulan ng kamay, go ahead — gumamit kayo ng firecrackers ngayong pasko at sa New Year,” Mayor Sara said Tuesday afternoon.
And she reminded the public anew of the existing firecracker ban in the city.
“We have seen for several years now in Davao City that we can celebrate Christmas and New Year without any casualty from the firecracker because of the ban,” she said.
Mayor Inday said the ban on firecrackers was really aimed at protecting the public. She said through its implementation, no reported fire incidents due to fire crackers and stray bullet injuries had been reported in the city for years now.
“These reasons are enough for us Dabawenyos to ensure that there will be no firecrackers in the entire city,” she said.
Under the city ordinance, which was passed in 2002, even transporting firecrackers from and to the city has been prohibited.
Anyone caught violating the firecracker ordinance faces a P1 , 000 fine and or imprisonment of not more than one month but not less than 20 days for the first offense.
For the second offense, a violator is fined P3 , 000 and or imprisonment of not more than three months but not less than a month; while third-time offenders are fined P5 , 000 and or imprisonment of not more than six months but not less than three months. CIO