AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE, SALE, MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIRECRACKERS AND OTHER PYROTECHNICS DEVICES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MARIBOJOC, PROVINCE OF BOHOL.
Authored by: Hon. Noel D. Veloso
Co-Authored: Hon. Ma. Nenita R. Chiu
WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Sangguniang Bayan to adopt measures and impose appropriate penalties for acts which endanger the inhabitants from frequent occurrence of accident most specially from powder explosion;
WHEREAS, the PNP Headquarters has given a guideline giving the privilege to use this items and a guideline set forth by higher legislative body wherein, one can deal, manufacture and distribute firecrackers and other pyrotechnics devices;
WHEREAS, the Sangguniang Bayan has the power to grant franchise, enact ordinances authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, or enact ordinances levying taxes, fees and charges upon such condition and for such purpose intended to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants of the Municipality;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan in the Municipality of Maribojoc, Province of Bohol, that;
SECTION: 1. DEFINITION OF TERMS:
A.) FIRECRACKERS – in the ordinance it is a preparation of gunpowder,
sulphur, charcoal and etc. inclosed in a cardboard or papercase which when ignited, scintillates and explode such as whistle bomb, triangle, libentador, bawang and the likes;
B.) PYROTECHNICS – is the art of making fireworks into different
designs and colors when used such as flares, rainbow rockets, bingalas fountain cones, baby rockets and the likes.
SECTION: 2. All manufacturer, distributor, dealer or seller of firecrackers and
other pyrotechnics devices shall file an application form intended for the purpose in the Municipality of Maribojoc and shall comply with the requirements before doing business in the Municipality;
1.1 Xerox copy of the Certificate of Registration
1.2 Mayor’s Permit
1.3 Police Clearance
1.4 Detail and Location Plan where firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices will be stored.
1.5 Dealers/Manufacturers/Distributors Fee in the amount of P300.00 (Three Hundred Pesos only)
SECTION: 3. After the completion of the said requirements the applicant shall be
given a permit to sell, distribute, manufacture effective only from November 1 to January 15 in the preceeding year from date of issue.
SECTION: 4. The use of Firecrackers and pyrotechnics are hereby prohibited in
places of amusements, public places, church premises and schools private or publicly owned except bingalas, fountain, baby rockets especially during coronation nights to minimize the occurrence of accidents, shocks and nuisance.
SECTION: 5. A team of PNP Members will be organized to conduct inspection
of stores, manufactures and distributors of this items to further avoid liability in the future.
SECTION: 6. Any violation of the Sections of this ordinance shall mean a fine of
not less than One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) but not more than Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00) or an imprisonment of not less than One (1) month but not more than Two (2) months upon the discretion of the court.
SECTION: 7. Any provision or sections of an ordinance inconsistent with the
provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed and or amended accordingly.
SECTION: 8. This Ordinance shall take effect upon approval.
Approved: January 03, 1994
PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO
ATTY. JOSE E. VELOSO
Date signed: January 07, 1994