Despite a government ban against the sale of imported firecrackers this new year, CNN Philippines still found illegal firecrackers sold in Divisoria, including piccolo, which has been the top cause of firecracker-related injuries over the years.
Hundreds of New Year revelers suffer from firecracker-related injuries each year. Some groups are calling for a nationwide firecracker ban. But will this be effective? Senior Correspondent Ruth Cabal finds out in this second part of CNN Philippines Investigates.
Dangerous.. Harmful to health and the environment. That's how many describe firecrackers. But manufacturers say not all are hazardous. Senior correspondent Ruth Cabal talks to pyrotechnics makers and factory workers about the proposed total ban on firecrackers.