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Philippines Daily | January 18, 2018

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'Hello Colombia' Is The Newest Illegal Firecracker

‘Hello Colombia’ Is The Newest Illegal Firecracker
Photo by: ABS-CBN News.

| On 30, Dec 2015

In the past few years, “Goodbye Philippines,” “Goodbye Bading,” “Bin Laden,” and “Janet Napoles,” were just among the illegal firecracker sold in the Philippines.

These firecrackers are too dangerous because of the hefty amount of explosive powder. Some experts considered their levels into a military bomb.

Now, the Philippine National Police (PNP) was surprised with the new firecracker called the “Hello Colombia,” which is taken from Miss Colombia Universe, Ariadna Gutierrez, who was first declared as the Miss Universe 2015 winner, but turned out as  the first runner-up.

Read: Miss Philippines Wins Miss Universe 2015

The PNP officials are now into frequent visits of the stall in Bocaue, Bulacan to monitor the trades of such illegal firecrackers.

Legit Sellers Affected

Lea De Guzman, the President of Ph Pyrotechnics Manufacturers and dealers Association, Inc., said the legitimate sellers who worked their way into legalization of their businesses, are also affected.

“Nakit kelangan lagi kaming tinatakot, na isara kami?” said De Guzman. “So where this people go?”


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