Firecrackers victims decline in Pangasinan

January 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm Leave a comment


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
LINGAYEN- Victims of “firecrackers” during the New Year’s revelry dropped by half compared to 2014, the Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported.
PHO Chief Ana De Guzman said 125 cases were recorded this year compared to 225 cases in 2014 based on their surveillance activities of “Iwas Paputok Campaign.”
De Guzman also noted that the victims are mostly males aging 3 to 55 years with 119 cases outnumbering females with six cases.
She attributed the declined of cases to the massive information campaign on “Iwas Paputok”, which was undertaken by the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP), local government units, media outlets- both broadcasts and prints and non-government organizations (NGOs).
Of the cases recorded, 95 victims are active or were the ones who used “firecrackers” and 30 victims are considered “passive” who are either by-standers or watchers of the new year’s revelry.

As to the type of of firecrackers used, piccolo recorded the highest number of victims with 34 cases, followed by “bawang,” 10; “luces,” seven; fountain, six; whistle bomb, 19; pill box,  six;  “kwitis,”nine, 5-Star, five; “boga,” three; “plapla,” yakult and “torpedo,”two each and “dynamite” and “baby rocket, one case each. Other casess were caused by unknown firecrakers.
Two victims suffered  gun shot wounds due to stray bullets.
With the drop of firecrackers’ victims, De Guzman said she is optimistic that the trend of continuous decline of cases will be observed in the coming years.

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