As the the New Year celebration approaches, the Department of Health (DOH), together with the Philippine National Police (PNP) reiterated the call to “Iwas Paputok” campaign.
Oplan Iwas Paputok discourages the use of firecrackers to welcome 2010 and introduces the Fourmula against the dangers of firecrackers.
According to the Department of Health, there are four formulas that the public must remember to make sure that they will meet the New Year happily and free from harm.
The first formula is to Say No to Fireworks and Firecrackers. Use innovative ways to create noise. If a person is hurt because of firecrackers, the wound must immediately be washed with clean water and mild soap, is the second DOH fourmula. The third formula is never to pick up firecrackers which have not exploded. The fourth fourmula is not to fire guns during the New Year.
The PNP is closely addressing the indiscriminate firing of guns, and preventing the sale of prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechniques. (PIA)