MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Community Relations Group recently released an anti-firecracker infomercial with puppet versions of PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte as stars.
In the campaign video titled “Iwas-paputok infomercial,” puppet Bato reminded the public of Republic Act 7183 or an act regulating the sale manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.
He listed the types of illegal firecrackers:
Giant whistle bomb,
Judas belt, higas o sawa
Yolanda /Aldub/Coke in can
Fountain roman candle
Puppet Rody urged the public to instead enjoy public firework displays, light shows and other festivities to celebrate the coming year.
“Tandaan ninyo wag tayong maggamit ng pinagbabawal na paputok,” the puppet president said in the video.