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Baguio’s Domogan still determine to push for total firecrackers ban despite reduction in casualties

Despite a reported 50 percent decrease in firecracker-related casualties, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is still planning to seek a total ban on all firecrackers after receiving reports of a 5-year-old girl who suffered burns on her left eyebrow from the use of “lusis” during the New Year’s Eve revelries.

Despite the decrease, the remaining firecracker-related incidents are still damaging and may even cause death to those injured, the politiko said.

“The use of firecrackers and fireworks should be done only in specific places and at a limited time and by the experts,” Domogan added.

Baguio City health officer Rowena Galpo, in a press conference, said there has been increased awareness on the effects in the use of firecrackers among city residents.

Galpo said she will ask for policy support banning the sale and use of firecrackers in the city.

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