May 28, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – This capital town welcomed the year 2020 without a single record of firecracker-related injuries.
The monitoring and recording of firecracker-related injuries started Dec. 21, 2019 up to Jan. 5, 2020.
During the town’s regular flag-raising ceremony on Jan. 6, Municipal Health Officer Diga Kay Gomez reported that this is the sixth year Bontoc recorded zero cases.
She attributed the accomplishment to the collaborative efforts of concerned offices and agencies to remind the public to observe the law, in particular the ordinance regulating the use of firecrackers.
Prior to the celebration of the Yuletide season, the public, especially the parents, were reminded to tell their children not to pick up unexploded firecrackers to prevent them from being exposed to hazards that could lead to injuries.
Mayor Franklin Odsey lauded the MHO and Municipal Disaster Risk Disaster and Management Office for their commitment in ensuring that there would be no cases of firecracker-related injuries in the municipality. He also thanked the public for their cooperation, saying this is a manifestation of how the government and the public work harmoniously. – Alpine L. Killa