(Feature) People injured by firecrackers learn lessons the hard way

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) People injured by firecrackers learn lessons the hard way 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 5 (PNA) — Despite repeated warnings from the Department of Health (DOH) and other concerned government authorities on the dangers posed by the use of firecrackers, many people still got injured during the recent new year's revelry.

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DOH to use two-pronged approach in waging its 'Iwas Paputok' campaign

December 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on DOH to use two-pronged approach in waging its 'Iwas Paputok' campaign 

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 15 — If in the past the health department alternately used the scare tactics and the positive approach to convey its messages in the agency’s anti-firecrackers campaign, this year the Department of Health (DOH) will employ both strategies in their various information and advocacy materials.

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Feature: DOH cites role of adults in preventing the use of deadly firecrackers among children

December 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on Feature: DOH cites role of adults in preventing the use of deadly firecrackers among children 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — With the 2014 year-end revelry barely two weeks away, the Department of Health (DOH) has cited the important role that parents and adult family members play when it comes to the prevention of children from using deadly firecrackers and other dangerous noisemakers which can cause severe destruction to lives, properties and even the future of the children themselves.

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