More than 300 residents received hornpipes and Santa hats as they joined in the ‘Iwas Paputok’ campaign launching at Malaybalay City Central School Gymnasium.
Spearheaded by the Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the City Health Office (CHO) of Malaybalay, the campaign urges people to use “Torotots (horn pipes)” instead of firecrackers.
Dr. Ann Michelle Go, CHO medical officer said there are many ways of celebrating the season without worries, injuries, and tragedies.
“We urged parents to guide their kids and other young to prevent injuries in using firecrackers especially those prohibited firecrackers like big triangle, piccolo, super lolo, Plapla, and those listed under Republic Act 7183.
Anchored on the theme “Sa Pag-iingay Mas Masaya, Sa Paputok May Disgrasya,” the CHO team distributed more than 300 pieces of “Torotots” or hornpipes and Santa hats right after the campaign program launching, which is geared to eradicate firecracker injuries in welcoming 2017.
The event ended with a ceremonial blowing of hornpipes and the sirens of Bureau of Fire Protection that lasted more than a minute. (Grace Lingcasan, CHO-NADA/RLRB, PIA Bukidnon)