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PIA Press Release
Monday, January 02, 2012

 

Zero firecracker injury, one gunshot wound in So. Leyte

by Bong Pedalino

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan. 2 (PIA) -- Except for the gunshot wound, it is a scorecard worth emulating. This province maintained its record for the second year of zero casualties reaching hospitals resulting in firecracker burns at the height of the usually boisterous New Year’s eve celebration.

As of 8:00 a.m. yesterday, there was no firecracker-related cases registered at the Salvacion Oppus Yniguez Memorial Provincial Hospital (SOYMPH) in this city and at Sogod District Hospital (SDH).

The zero incidence of firecracker injury showed that the heightened advocacy campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) on “Aksyon Paputok Injury Reduction (APIR) was successful, even as the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) also did their share in issuing public precautions for their “Iwas Paputok” campaign.

At SDH, it was learned that one Rodel Renoblas, 21, single, resident of barangay Tampoong, Sogod, was rushed to the hospital a few minutes past midnight after he sustained a gunshot wound at the back. (PIA-Southern Leye/bong)

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