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Masbate Mayor Tuason gives final instructions for a community fireworks display for New Year celebration

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Masbate City Mayor Rowena Tuason has given today her final instructions for a community fireworks display for the new year’s celebration.

Mayor Tuason has earlier issued an order banning the use of firecrackers anywhere in the city these holidays, except in a community fireworks display.

Today, Mayor Tuason gave “final instructions in relation to the Community Fireworks Display Area, the Masbate Provincial Athletic Grounds (Grandstand), the only area in the city where the lighting of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices are allowed to welcome the New Year,” according to the city government.

The Mayor issued Executive Order 14 pursuant to the Executive Order 23 of President Rodrigo Duterte which provides for the regulation and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devises.

In her order, Mayor Tuason said that local chief executives are authorize to promulgate the necessary rules and regulations on firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devises within their territorial jurisdiction in conformity with the national rules and regulation.

“By virtue of Executive Order No. 14 issued by Mayor Rowena Tuason on Nov. 6, lighting of firecrackers anywhere in Masbate City in celebrating Christmas and New Year is prohibited except in a community fireworks display,” the City said.

The City, meanwhile, has created a community fireworks display where the use of firecrackers these holidays will be confined.

The city government said that the Masbate Provincial Athletic Grounds (Grandstand) is designated as Community Fireworks Display.

The City said that the Community Fireworks Display will be “from 11pm on Dec. 31, 2017 until 1am of January 1, 2018.”

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