M'LANG, North Cotabato - Mayor Joselito Piñol on Friday vowed to push for a total ban on firecrackers in the town this year.
“Personally, I recommend that firecrackers should be banned and no more explosions on Christmas and New Year. We can rock and roll to the world without injuring and endangering our children,” Piñol said.
This, after the local government recorded 11 firecracker-related injuries, mostly due to piccolo, from Dec. 25, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016.
“We did everything to educate our people, but it seems some constituents refuse to learn,” the mayor said.
The youngest of the firecracker victims was 11 years old and the oldest was 59 years old, who both suffered injuries in the hands due to piccolo.
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BIFF not involved in attack on farming village in North Cotabato town – mayor
KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Philippines — Mayor Joselito Piñol of Mlang town in North Cotabato has denied that members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were behind the Dec. 27 attack on a farming village that left three people wounded.
Piñol said the hostilities in Barangay Tibao in Mlang resulted from a conflict over a 10-hectare land that has been claimed by Moro and non-Moro farmers.
“This is a feud between the two groups of farmers who both claimed ownership over a parcel of land in Barangay Tibao,” Piñol said as he denied reports that BIFF members harassed the farmers.
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11 hurt by firecrackers in Mlang
MLANG, North Cotabato - Despite massive campaign against the danger of firecrackers and other pyrotechnics during Christmas and New Year celebrations, revelers continue to light firecrackers that injured them in the process.
Pinol said most of the victims were minors who sustained lacerations due to piccolo explosions.
“We did everything to educate our people but it seems others refuse to listen," Mayor Pinol said.> Add a comment >
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Mrs Maricel D. Panayas, of Prk 5 Langkong, Mlang Cotabato, was chosen as the new Intel Computer Ambassador/ National outstanding success story. From a plain shy very poor housewife to a successful rice trader. Her life changed because of Mlang LGU CeC computer program for housewives. Now Intel America want Maricel to go to US to meet Intel CEO as Intel Ambassador.> Add a comment >
DILG Seal of Good Local Government Award
Mayor Joselito Pinol and Vice Mayor Russel Abonado possed with other local officials during the DILG 2015 SGLG (Seal of Good Local Governance) Awarding Ceremony at FB Hotel Koronadal City. LGU Mlang adjudge as one of the 7 Region 12 National awardee with Seal of Good Governance receiving P3M check for rural development. Mayor Pinol claimed the award was another evidence for Excellent Governance in the town of Mlang.> Add a comment >