The Philippines' most dangerous firecrackers
Every year, hundreds of people including children lose life and limb to use of firecrackers during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
- Authorities have launched a crackdown on the illegal fireworks trade, but injuries continue to mount across the country despite warnings from government, police, and health officials.
- Under Republic Act 7183, people who use, produce, sell, or distribute illegal firecrackers can be fined up to P30,000 and/or imprisoned for up to a year.
- Here are images and video clips of some of the country's most dangerous firecrackers:
- Goodbye Philippines
- "Tatangkilikin mo ba ang mga paputok na may pangalang Goodbye Philippines o Goodbye Universe?" - President Benigno Aquino
- Goodbye Earth
- Atomic Bomb
- Super Lolo
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