WATCH: ‘Goodbye De Lima’ firecracker sends ‘Bato’ using – ABS

December 29, 2016 - running watch

BOCAUE, Bulacan – (UPDATED) An bootleg firecracker dubbed “Goodbye De Lima” sent Philippine National Police (PNP) arch Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and his group scrambling for reserve during an investigation of a pyrotechnics core here on Thursday. 

Video footage of ABS-CBN News shows Dela Rosa presenting a triangular firecracker to members of a media and even joking that he had zero to do with a name. 

His laugh, however, incited to overpower when a firecracker issued gray particles primarily mistaken for smoke. 

He afterwards forsaken a firecracker and ran for cover. 

An officer grabbed a firecracker, threw it on a road, and doused it with water.

He told Dela Rosa, “Nahulog lang, sir, ‘yung powder. Nag-leak lang yung powder, sir.” 


A grinning Dela Rosa after certified that a firecracker done him panic. 

“Iyung firecracker na iyun, nakakatakot eh. Umusok bigla, ‘di ba? Napakalakas ng energy nung rebintador na iyun. Ewan ko kung might bad feeling iyun o what. Ang importante, hindi tayo nasabugan,” he said. 

In jest, he also reporters that they can't provoke him about a occurrence since they panicked, too. 

“Bahala na kung kantyawan niyo ako na tumakbo ako, fine lang sa same iyun. Kayo nga, tumakbo hubbub kayo. Iniwan n’yo kami e, patas lang tayo,” he said. 


The “Goodbye De Lima” firecracker was among a bootleg products seized by PNP from eleven vendors who had dark their things in backpacks. 

The arrested vendors unsuccessful to infer they were certified to sell a confiscated equipment that can furnish sounds identical to a blast of a bomb, military said. 

Police broken some of a equipment and tasked internal officials to dispose of a rest. 

Bocaue Mayor Joni Villanueva, meanwhile, gave a debate of legitimate pyrotechnics stores in Halili Avenue, Barangay Turo. 

“Sana po ang puntahan po natin ay yung mga legitimate na mga tindahan. Sila po yung might mga sariling pwesto during makikita naman po yung kanilang business assent … Para rin po maturuan tayo sa correct doing ng mga paputok na ito,” Villanueva said. 

(We wish a open will condescend legitimate stores that have their possess stalls and arrangement their business permits… so they can learn us a correct doing of these firecrackers.) 

Police also gave reminders on a facilities of prohibited firecrackers. 

“Dapat hindi sya overweight, hindi sya oversized, tapos hindi masyadong mabilis yung fuse, tapos hindi hubbub mabagal,” pronounced Chief Superintendent Cesar Binag, conduct of a PNP Firearms and Explosive Office. 

(It should not be overweight or oversized. Its compound should also not bake too quick or too slow.) 

 — With reports from Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News; Henry Atuelan, DZMM 

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