Firecracker Incident of 2017 is 77% Lower Than the Five-Year Average (2012-2016)

Firecracker incident for the 2017 under the leadership of Pres. Rody Duterte is 77% lower compared to the five-year average (2012-2016) under the administration of former Pres. Aquino.


According to the Philippine National Police a total of 191 firecracker-related injuries and one stray bullet case were recorded by the Department of Health since December 21, 2017.

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced in a press conference at the East Avenue Medical Center the 191 firecracker-related injuries were recorded from Dec. 21, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. Sec. Duque noted that there were no reported deaths, only seven cases of amputations and no reported fireworks ingestion.



"We are relatively pleased, relative because there are still injuries, but pleased because the substantial reduction or decrease in fireworks related injuries," he said.

“It’s the [biggest] reduction recorded so far,” he added, saying that the total cases recorded during the 12-day period was 68 percent lower compared to the same period in the previous year.

This is also 77 percent lower than the five-year, 2012 to 2016 average.

Due to the insistent reminder of the PNP and the Duterte administration, there is only one stray bullet case in Caloocan City according to Assistant chief of the PNP Directorate for Operations' public safety division Superintendent Johnny Capalos.


Metro Manila had the most number of firecracker-related injuries, which amounted to 115 cases or 60 percent of the total number, followed by Western Visayas with 15 cases and Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Bicol with 13 cases each.

Sec. Duque also revealed that piccolo was still the top in firecracker-related injuries with 94 cases followed by kwitis with 14 cases, unknown firecrackers with 12 cases, fountain with 10 cases and boga with 9 cases.

Source: PNA / DOH / PNP

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