MANILA - Metro Manila mayors have "unanimously" agreed to prohibit all kinds of firecrackers this holiday season, police said Monday.
Violators will be initially apprehended and advised not to repeat the offense, said Metro Manila police chief Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao.
"All Metro Manila mayors unanimously agreed (on) the total ban po of firecrackers sa buong Kamaynilaan (in entire Metro Manila). Any kind of firecrackers ay bawal na pong gamitin, ibenta rito po sa loob ng Metro Manila," he told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo.
(Using and selling any kind of firecrackers is prohibited in Metro Manila.)
"Naaprubahan po kasi ito last week. Mag-uumpisa po 'yan anytime today."
(This was approved last week, its implementation will begin anytime today.)
Fireworks displays in designated safe areas must be approved by local governments, he added.