Posted November 13, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
"Christmas lights and Christmas lanterns".
These are some of the Christmas decorations that often times cause fire if not carefully and correctly used.
According to Bureau of Fire Protection Unit Boracay Chief Inspector-Stephen Jardeleza, they strictly monitor the use of Christmas lights of households and establishments in Boracay which is one of the major causes of fire.
However, Jardeleza said that they are still waiting for orders from their Regional and National Office for other measures needed for their monitoring of Christmas decorations.
Jardeleza also warned consumers not to buy Christmas lights without ICC stickers on its packaging or containers because they may be unsafe to use.
It will be recalled that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) teamed up to seize Christmas lights without ICC and have not passed their standards.