Public warned anew vs. use of Piccolo, other banned firecrackers

MANILA — Two days before Christmas Eve, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminded the public anew about the sale and discharge of Piccolo or “scratch bangers” and…

Firecracker-related injuries reach 70, first case of amputation recorded

MANILA — The Department of Health on Tuesday reported 70 fireworks-related injuries from Dec. 21 until 6 a.m. of Dec. 27, noting the first case of amputation. The figure is…