DepEd Adheres to the Intensified “Iwas Paputok” Campaign of DOH

City of San Fernando, La Union – The Department of Education (DepEd) Region I strictly adheres to the Department of Health (DOH)’s 2015 intensified campaign on “Iwas Paputok.” It was formally launched at Catbangen Central School, San Fernando City, La Union on December 10, 2015 with the theme, “Sa Ingay Walang Sablay, Sa Paputok Goodbye Kamay!”

Lectures on Republic Act 7183, An Act Regulating The Sale, Manufacture, Distribution And Use Of Firecrackers And Other Pyrotechnic Devices; Child Safety; and the “Iwas Paputok” campaign were discussed by the partner agencies’ representatives from Philippine National Police (PNP) Region I, DepEd RO1, and DOH Region I, respectively.

A video presentation on Iwas Paputok Campaign was presented to the children and parents to remind them on the cause and effects of using firecrackers. First Aid Kits and Advocacy Materials were also given to the children and advisers to keep them alert and prepared in welcoming New Year.

Relative to this, a press briefing was also held at the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC), San Fernando City, La Union on December 14, 2015. DOH Region I Director Myrna C. Cabotaje discussed on the importance of the campaign and positively aims to attain the zero-casualties target in Region I.

Other issues and concerns were also addressed by the different partner agencies. These agencies also strengthened their conviction and dedication to the campaign program and all the programs for the welfare of the children.