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Asian kid trapped in school bus, assaulted by driver

Last Thursday, Oct 19, an eight-year-old Asian fell asleep on the school bus, failed to get off when the other students did, and allegedly woke up to find the bus driver trying to sexually assault her. After asking him to leave her alone, the bus driver left her...

SWS: Duterte’s cabinet gets ‘good’ rating

Public satisfaction with top government institutions for the third quarter of 2017 remain ‘good’ despite a drop in their overall net satisfaction rating, the Social Weather Stations survey revealed on Tuesday, October 17. The net satisfaction rating of the Senate is...

13 Maute fighters, alleged financier killed—AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines have killed 13 Maute fighters in an overnight battle in Marawi City, on-ground military troops said in a press briefing today, Oct. 19. This leaves the number of Maute fighters down to around seven to 17. Malaysian professor Dr....

6 cops accused of raping female detainee

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Smoking ban in PH starts on July 22

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The nationwide smoking ban will take effect on July 22, Department of Health (DOH) Spokesperson Enrique Tayag announced on Friday, July 14.
DOH initially said that the smoking ban will start on July 15.

“Nagkamali kami kasi kahapon na Sabado. Nung chineck namin effectivity na nakasaad sa EO, 60 days after the publication sa newspaper of general circulation. Nung chineck namin, May 24 pa na-publish, so isang linggo pa po,” Tayag clarified.

Executive Order (EO) No. 26 or the Smoking ban was signed on May 16 by President Rodrigo Duterte and aims to establish “smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places.”

Among the provisions in the executive order is the neutral area or the buffer zone between the smoking area and the public area.

Aside from the designated smoking room, there should be another room or space where the smoke can dissipate. If that is not how the smoking areas are set up, then refrain from labeling it as such because it can be considered a violation, Tayag said.

The executive order, which was patterned after Davao City’s anti-smoking ordinance, includes public vehicles, outdoor spaces, enclosed and partially enclosed public spaces, entertainment establishments, and workplaces in the definition of “public spaces” where all kinds of tobacco products will be banned.

On the other hand, Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) are open spaces or separate spaces with proper ventilation where smoking will be allowed. area where smoking is allowed.

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