The province had been generally peaceful during the holidays, registering zero crime rate except for firecracker accidents.
PoliceÂ Superintendent Ricky Delelis, public information officer of the Bohol Police Provincial Office, said the province was generally peaceful even during the New Year’s revelry wherein no crime was reported from the towns.
However, atÂ least two persons have been reported hurt by firecrackers on celebrations to welcome the New Year.
The incident registers well below the statistics of the past several years when firecrackers were not yet regulated.
The police identified the victims as oneÂ Golito Alumbro, 12 years old, from Barangay Cabug, Loon. He sustained blast wounds on the right side of his face with a minor injury to his eye after picking up a Piccolo which exploded in his hand.
The other incident was recorded inÂ Panglao. The police identified the victim as one Rustom Daro, an 18-year-old resident of Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City.
Daro is a worker ofÂ DD fireworks. He was on board a banca in the shores of Eskaya Resort for a fireworks display, when the last firecracker he lit up went to his direction.
He sustained injury in the left eye and was rushed to the hospital.
Law enforcers in Bohol confiscated boxes of prohibited firecrackers amounting to P20,000 as of December 30.
The BPPO disposed all the confiscated firecrsckers at Camp Dagohoy on December 30.
These were destroyed together with other confiscated firecrackers from other provinces in Central Visayas.
PO1 Jess Martinez of theÂ Firearms Explosives Security Service Agency and Guards Supervisory Section (FESSAGS) saidÂ they were able to seize various prohibited firecrackers from the city and the towns of Bohol.
These confiscated items were doused with water and were totally destroyed.
It was based on the order ofÂ Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan, chief of Police Regional Office-7.
Meanwhile, the city’s solid waste disposal team collected an increased volume of litters during the Christmas and New Year revelry, according toÂ Lito Taladua of the City Solid Waste Management Office.
The volume of garbage increased by half a ton from the usual daily garbage collection range of 20 to 30 tons.
The city currently have nineÂ garbage compactors that go around the 15 barangays to collect garbage.