TACLOBAN CITY- As the government aims to make the New Year celebration peaceful and no untoward incident, police authorities led by Regional Director B/Gen. Reynaldo Pawid, inspected stalls in this city selling firecrackers and pyrotechnics.
The inspection is a part of the security measures aimed to ensure that dealers and retailers of these firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices don’t sell any prohibited and illegal items and comply with fire safety rules.
Pawid was joined by Col. Salvador Alacyang, deputy regional director for operations; Col. Michael Palermo, Tacloban city police director, and Col. Romeo Desiderio, chief of the regional operations division.
Pawid emphasized that the regional office of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is more than prepared for the New Year’s celebration when it comes to peace and security preparations.
In Tacloban alone, there are eight retailers and three retailers that are legitimate to sell firecrackers.
Confiscated unsafe and not a holder of a permit to sell firecrackers will be destroyed in a safe place, said Pawid.
(LIZBETH ANN A ABELLA)