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    #21
    Boy critical after swallowing 'watusi'

    source: abs-cbn news.com
    dated Dec. 28, 2006


    [SIZE=2]A six-year-old boy was declared in critical condition at a Manila hospital after swallowing poisonous "watusi," DZMM reported Thursday.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]The report identified the victim as Edgardo Ilagan of Torillo Street in Dagat-Dagatan, Caloocan City.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]Ilagan was rushed to Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Sta. Cruz, Manila after swallowing "watusi" (dancing firecracker), which was identified by the Department of Health as one of the most dangerous firecrackers.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]Another victim, two-year-old Noel Lomboy of Tondo district, was rushed to the same hospital after his lips were burned by "lucis."[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]The two victims were the latest of the 36 firecracker casualties rushed to Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]According to the hospital's management, majority of the victims were hurt by the famous "PVC-boga," also called bazooka, "pla-pla" and super lolo firecrackers.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]As of Thursday, the Department of Health said more than 170 people have been brought to hospital due to injuries from firecrackers.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]On Tuesday, the Philippine National Police and DOH kicked off preparations for New Year celebrations as firecracker-related injuries increased by 94 percent compared to 2005.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]DOH raised a "Code White Alert" in anticipation of the rise in incidents of firecracker-related injuries.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]DOH Secretary Francisco Duque said government hospitals nationwide are mandated to prepare emergency medical units and ensure the provision of emergency services for injured patients.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]Duque said 170 f[/SIZE][SIZE=2]irecracker-related injuries [/SIZE][SIZE=2]have been recorded since December 21 this year compared to 63 during the same period in 2005. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]The Manila Police District (MPD), meanwhile, sealed off the service firearms of its officers Tuesday to make sure they will not fire their guns to welcome the new year.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]Senior Superintendent Danilo Abarzosa, MPD officer-in-charge, said the 3,186-strong police force is following the directive issued by Director General Oscar Calderon.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]He said officers found violating the order will face summary dismissal proceedings.[/SIZE]


    Kaya ingat sa mga paputok mga kapwa tsikoteers.
    Last edited by Zeus; December 29th, 2006 at 12:12 PM.

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    #22
    hmm.. dangerous pala yung "PVC Boga".. bumili pa naman yung bro-in-law ko.

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    #23
    Fire razes QC mansion



    By Thea Alberto
    INQUIRER.net
    Last updated 01:38am (Mla time) 12/29/2006


    FIRE razed a mansion in a high-end Quezon City subdivision on Thursday night.
    Responding firemen speculated that faulty electrical wiring on Christmas lights inside the house could have caused the blaze. An official investigation of the two-hour fire was still ongoing.
    The blaze at # 10 Manansala St., Corinthian Gardens Subdivision started at 9:49 pm Thursday and reached a second alarm at 10:01 pm, according to SFO1 Jaime Biscocho of the Bureau of Fire Protection.
    The fire was declared out at around 12:33 a.m. Friday morning, Biscocho said.
    Nobody was apparently inside the mansion when it caught fire, Biscocho added.
    However, a report aired over GMA-7’s Saksi newscast the same night said three occupants of the burned house—a mother and her two children—were missing.
    Arson investigators have yet to determine the estimated cost of the damage, Biscocho added. With reports from GMA-7


    Hwag magoverload o gumamit ng sub-standard lights.


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    Last edited by Zeus; December 29th, 2006 at 04:49 PM.

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    #24
    better to stock drums or even pale of water for immediate needs in case of fire. anyway it's very useful right after the celebration. pang alis ng alikabok.

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    #25
    Happy New Year to All!
    :cheers: :cheer: :band:
    :party:
    Stay safe and enjoy!!








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