Bulacan man steps on banned firecracker, loses left foot due to blast

GMA News Online, citing information from dzBB, reports that Danilo Mansueto, "will have his leg amputated after accidentally stepping on a banned, powerful firecracker-called "Goodbye Philippines"-while he was peeing against a wall in Bocaue, Bulacan." The incident happened at dawn on Monday, December 26.


The report noted that "Goodbye Philippines" is "a giant triangle-shaped firecracker which causes a loud and powerful explosion, is among the firecrackers that have been prohibited by the Department of Health (DOH) since last year."

The report also pointed out that the Philippine National Police (PNP) had already said in earlier reports that "firecrackers with more than one-third teaspoon of gunpowder were outlawed for sale." As such, the banned
firecrackers include:

  • pla-pla,
  • Tuna,
  • bin Laden,
  • Big Triangulo,
  • Super Lolo,
  • Goodbye Philippines,
  • Goodbye World, and
  • piccolo


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