THE Philippine National Police, the government’s main law enforcement arm, has identified some areas in Metro Manila as firecracker zones and fireworks display zones.
Eastern Police District
In Mandaluyong City, the only designated community fireworks display zone is at the Linear Park in Barangay Vergara.
Mandaluyong’s pinpointed firecracker zones include:
General Kalentong Street in front of Market Place, Barangay Pag-Asa
along Coronado Street, beside Pasig River in Barangay Hulo
Barangka Ibaba (Vida Court), Barangay Barangka Ibaba
Labasan Court in Barangay Barangka Ibaba
along Riverside MRR Tract Street in Barangay Barangka Ibaba
in front of the barangay hall of Barangay Barangka Ilaya
beside Pasig River
In Marikina City, there are no designated firecracker zones but there are two fireworks display zones:
Marikina Sports Complex
San Juan City, which takes pride as the metropolis’ “rising city of excellence” did not assign a firecracker zone, but community fireworks displays are allowed at the Pinaglabanan Shrine.
Southern Police District
Makati City, Parañaque, City, Las Piñas City, Muntinlupa City, Taguig City, and Pateros are implementing a total ban and did not designate any firecracker zones.
The firecracker zones in Pasay City are at:
Barangay 2 recreational area at FB Harrison
Barangay 43 basketball court
Tramo, Dimasalang and Vergel streets
Barangays 190 and 187 basketball courts
Fernando street near Buendia Avenue
Cuenca street near basketball court, Apelo Cruz Street in front of T. Paez Elementary School
Barangay 184 open lot KIA Motors
Barangay 195 Multi-Purpose Plaza
Barangay 201 plaza
San Miguel Bay, Mall of Asia
Manila Police District
In Manila, the designated firecrackers zone/community firecrackers display zone are:
Barangay 82 covered court
Barangay 151 covered court
Barangay 69 covered court
Barangay 72 covered court
Barangay 109 covered court
Barangay 111 covered court
Barangay 123 covered court
Barangay 128 covered court
Barangay 177 covered court
Plaza Hernandez and Claro M. Recto Avenue corner Dagupan Street
Barangay 306, Carlos Palanca, Quinta Market in front of barangay to FEATI University
Barangay 307, Rizal Avenue/Raon to Quezon Boulevard
Barangay 308, Evangelista Street, Porveiner Street, Esperanza Street, Dela Fe Street
Barangay 309 Germinal Street, Trinidad Street
G. Tuazon Street corner Sta. Teresita Street
along Algeciras Street near corner Fajardo Street
Cebu Street corner Visayan Street, Sampaloc
Cebu Street corner Mindanao Street, Sampaloc
Barangay 402 Zone 41 basketball court, Palmera Street, Sampaloc
Barangay 463 Zone 46 basketball court, P. Paredes Street, Sampaloc
Rajah Sulayman, Remedios Street, Malate
Remedios Circle, Malate,
Ortega Court, Paco Manila
Canonigo Court, Paco, Manila
Pedro Gil along the stretch of Manila Bay
Barangay 811 basketball court
Barangay 775 basketball court
Barangay 879 basketball court
Barangay 884 basketball court
Jose Abad Santos Avenue corner Solis Street
PNR Antipolo Street near corner Vargas
Barangay 648 covered court
Barangay 622 Dalisay covered court
Barangay 617 RICASS covered court
Barangay 604 Paraiso covered court
Mabini Street and M.H. del Pilar, Barangay 701
Amadome basketball, San Andres Street, Barangay 701
Avelia court, Leveriza Street, Barangay 705
Leveriza Street near corner San Andres Street, Barangay 706
Paraiso ng Batang Maynila, Maginhawa Street corner Quirino, Barangay 707
F. Castro Street, Barangay 709
Singalong Street corner Zapanta, Barangay 733
Meding Street corner Tuazon, Barangay 739
Dian Street corner Estrada, Barangay 746
Torres Street, Estrada and Taal Street, Barangay 748
Francisco Street corner Arellano, Barangay 753
near Barangay 754 hall, Arellano Avenue
Arellano Street and A. Roxas Street, Barangay 755
Conchu Street and A. Roxas Street, Barangay 756
Plaza Balagtas, Palumpong Street corner Beata, Pandacan
Lorenzo dela Paz, Pandacan
Plaza de la Virgin, Burgos Street, Pandacan
Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, in front of Binondo Church
There are no firecracker zones in Baseco and Lawton.
Northern Police District
The designated firecracker zones within Valenzuela City are:
Karuhatan City Hall Complex-People’s Park
Barangay Tagalag-Rosal Street
Barangay Bisig-Salvador Street
Barangay Coloong-Lagman Street
Barangay Balangkas-F. Andaya Street
Barangay Wawang Bato-F. Andaya Street
Canumay East-vacant lot along D. Bonifacio Street
Paso De Blas-E. Miranda Street
Under Executive Order 28, which provides for the regulation and control of the use of fireworks and pyrotechnic devices, community fireworks displays may only be held in areas designated by the local government.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government has reiterated the ban on the following firecrackers:
Atomic Big Triangulo
All firecrackers with gunpowder exceeding two grams or 1.3 teaspoons are strictly prohibited, the DILG added.
‘Pailaw’ allowed outside residences
DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy clarified, through a memorandum circular, dated December 19 that “all allowable consumer pyrotechnics or ‘pailaw’ may be used outside designated community fireworks areas, meaning outside places of residences.”
The directive states that the clarificatory policy guideline is upon the request of the Philippine Fireworks Association, to explain Section 2 of Executive Order 28, series of 2017, which provides for the regulation and control of the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.
Section 2 of order states “Pyrotechnic devices other than firecrackers may be used outside community fireworks displays.”
Cuy has directed all provincial governors and city and municipal mayors, the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and all other concerned agencies to relay the policies under the executive order to all local government units within their respective jurisdictions and ensure compliance.
He said non-compliance to the memorandum circular shall be dealt with in accordance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations.
He asked the PNP and the BFP to again conduct inspections, confiscate and destroy prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.
Cuy also reminded local government units to issue permits for the conduct of community fireworks display specifying the date and time of fireworks display and the specific area where the display will be conducted, in conformity with national standards, rules and regulations.
Under Republic Act 7183, “common types” of firecrackers that can be manufactured, sold, distributed and used include: Baby Rocket, Bawang, Small Triangle, pulling of strings, paper caps, El Diablo, and Sky Rocket or kwitis.
Meanwhile, the following pyrotechnic devices are also allowed for manufacture: sparklers, luces, fountain, jumbo regular and special, Mabuhay, Roman Candle, trompillo, Airwolf, whistle device, and butterfly.