The Philippines logged a total of 25 firework-related injuries as of Tuesday, according to Department of Health officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire.

Vergeire said during a press briefing that the said injuries reported from December 21 to December 27 were 14 percent higher than last year. 

“Last year at this same time period, we had 22 cases. So our cases right now are 14 percent higher than that of last year,” Vergeire said.

Vergeire advised victims of firework-related injuries to go to the nearest health centers and hospitals to receive their tetanus shots.

Meanwhile, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., urged local government units to assign a common area for the fireworks display to minimize firecracker injuries.

The DOH said there were 128 fireworks-related injuries in 2021.

 

Ronald Espartinez