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This Week in Bacolod (December 29, 2018 to January 4, 2019)

Bacolod City welcomes 2019 responsibly with the enforcement of the firecracker ban.

By: Yoorekka Team | December 30, 2018
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Officials of Bacolod City will strictly enforce the firecracker ban for a safe New Year celebration.

A few rain showers are expected before the New Year starts. Although there will be sunny mornings, clouds will dominate the skies in the afternoons and might bring in showers and cool weather this week. Meanwhile, Victorias City will end its celebration of the 5th Kalamayan and Christmas Festival this week. For a safe New Year celebration, the City Government of Bacolod met with village officials and discussed Executive Order No. 28, which is concerned with the regulation and control of the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. Read on to get updated on what’s happening in Bacolod this week.

Weather Advisory: Few rains ahead before the New Year kicks off

The weather is expected to be drizzly on December 29 but it is expected to still bring smiles to Bacolodnons from December 30 onwards as clearer skies and less rain are expected. Generally, a fine, sunny weather awaits those who plan to do outdoor activities. Temperature this week will range from 29 °C to 32 °C [1].

Tourism Attraction: Victorias City opened its 5th Kalamayan and Christmas Festival

Headed by City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, the 5th Kalamayan and Christmas Festival opened last December 15 and was participated in by Youth Council officials [2]. The festival celebrates the success of the sugar industry, and it was organized in cooperation with the Victorias Milling Company which was established in 1919. The mayor mentioned during his speech that the city has become an events place and investments in 2017 and 2018 have improved in performance. After harvesting several major awards from national agencies in terms of performance, the Victorias City Government received an excellence award for 2018. The festival will last until December 31, 2018.

Passed Laws and Ordinance: Safety first before the year ends

Bacolod City will have a peaceful and safe New Year. The City Government of Bacolod met with village officials and discussed Executive Order No. 28 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte, which calls for the regulation and control of the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.

Barangay (village) officials are required to submit a list of areas they have their identified as fireworks display spots for the holiday season. These identified areas will be inspected and are due for approval by the Bacolod City Police Office and Bureau of Fire Protection.

Through Executive Order No. 28, residents are allowed to use firecrackers like baby rocket, bawang, El Diablo, Judas belt, paper caps, pull string firecrackers, sky rocket, and small triangulo at the identified community fireworks display areas while they can use the following pyrotechnics devices within their houses: butterfly, fountain, luces, roman candle, sparklers, whistle devices, among others.

All barangay officials are tasked to distribute flyers to inform their communities to use the identified fireworks display areas to avoid penalties. Violators of Executive Order No. 28 will face a fine of PhP20,000 to PhP30,000 or an imprisonment of one to six years [3].

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