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Fireworks warehouse owner exploded in Bocaue, in hot water

BOCAUE, Bulacan — The owner of the fireworks warehouse that exploded on Thursday (June 15) in this town is now in hot water after the Bocaue Police discovered that it was not legally registered and should not be located in a residential area.

Lt. Col. Ronnie Pascua, Bocaue police chief said on Friday that the owner of the warehouse identified as Nita Ofracio has a legitimate fireworks store.

However, Pascua added the warehouse was not registered and had no necessary documents for it to stockpile fireworks products.

On Thursday early morning about 2:10, at least 19 persons were hurt due to a fire of the storage area of firecrackers and pyrotechnics devices in Barangay Bunducan, in the said town damaging some P15 million worth of property.

Based on RA 7183 or the Firecracker Law, fireworks stores and warehouses are not allowed in residential areas and must follow certain distances to the nearest residential house, Pascua noted.

On the other hand, the Bocaue Fire Station has not yet released a final report about the incident as of Thursday afternoon.

A certain Fire Officer Genovea said in a telephone interview on Thursday that their investigators are still determining the cause of the incident. (UnliNews Online)

Source: Ramon Efren Lazaro

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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