Wednesday, December 26, 2012


10 years ago, the Davao City council passed an Ordinance banning the use of Firecrackers here in Davao CIty.
 The Copy of the Ordinance

Prohibiting the Manufacture, Sale, Distribution, Possession or Use of Firecrackers or Pyrotechnic Devices within the territorial jurisdiction of Davao City
 Ordinance No. 060-02 Series of 2002

Prohibited Acts.

a. It shall be unlawful for any person or business establishment to manufacture, sell or offer for sale, distribute, possess or use any firecrackers or pyrotechnic device or such other similar devices within the territory of Davao City;

b. It shall, likewise, be unlawful for any person to discharge or explode, or cause to discharge or to explode, any firecrackers, or any other explosive or to use any pyrotechnic device or any  such other similar device, at anytime and anywhere within the territory of Davao City.

Penalties. Violation of the provisions of this Article shall  be penalized as follows:

a. For the first offense, a fine of One Thousand  Pesos (P1,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than One (1) month but not less than twenty (20) days, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court;

b. For the second offense, a fine of  Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than Three (3) Months but not less than One (1) month, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court;

c. For the third offense,  a fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than Six (6) months but not less Three (3) months, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court.

If the violation is committed by a business establishment, the President or General Manager or the person, acting in behalf of  either the President or General Manager shall be held liable in the case of a corporation or partnership, or the owner or proprietor or the person acting in his behalf shall be held responsible in the case of a single proprietorship.

In addition to the foregoing penalties, the business permit of the business establishment shall be cancelled by the City Mayor upon the commission of the third offense.

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