Here’s what you need to know about banned firecrackers



This story lists firecrackers that are permitted, regulated, and prohibited for sale and use.

Manila, Philippines – Ahead of the holiday celebrations, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced the list of regulated and banned firecrackers.

In a statement on Thursday, December 16, PNP Police Chief General Dionardo Carlos reminded the public that under Executive Decree No. 28 of President Rodrigo Duterte and Republic Law No. 7183 or of the law regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices, firecrackers were either prohibited or regulated.

“Our guidelines are in place in accordance with Executive Decree No. 28 and Republic Law No. 7183 which regulates the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. The PNP expects the cooperation of all because it is the responsibility of each stakeholder to protect each other from any injury related to firecrackers, ”said the head of the PNP.

According to Carlos, the sale of illegal firecrackers outside firecracker areas is prohibited. If violated, the firecrackers would be seized and penalties would be imposed on the manufacturer and the seller.

During this time, community fireworks in local government units are permitted, provided they meet minimum public health standards and are carried out in designated areas. The PNP chief also has the discretion to assess which firecrackers are banned.

Below is the list of firecrackers and their classifications.

  • Butterfly
  • Fountain
  • Luces
  • Mabuhay
  • Roman candle
  • sparklers
  • Trompillo
  • Whistle devices
  • All kinds of “Pailaw” (pyrotechnic devices)
  • baby rocket
  • Bawang
  • El Diablo
  • Judas belt
  • Paper caps
  • Pulling strings
  • Celestial Rocket (Kwitis)
  • Small “Triangulo”
  • Other types of firecrackers that are not oversized, not overweight and not imported
  • Watusi
  • Piccolo
  • Pop Pop
  • Five stars
  • Pla-pla
  • Lolo Thunder
  • Giant bawang
  • Giant whistle bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • Super Lolo
  • Atomic triangle
  • Goodbye Bading
  • Large size Judas belt
  • Goodbye Philippines
  • Goodbye Délima
  • Ben Laden
  • Hello Colombia
  • Mother rockets
  • Goodbye Napoleon
  • Coca-in-a-can
  • Super Yolande
  • Casemate
  • Mother rockets
  • Boga
  • Kwiton
  • Kabasi
  • All overweight and oversized firecrackers and pyrotechnics (FCPD)
  • All imported finished products
  • Other non-labeled FCPD products made locally
  • Other types of firecrackers with other brands / names equivalent to those prohibited




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