No Smoking Areas
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – “Smoker Beware!"
This first class town had just implemented President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order against cigarette smoking but would enforce it in all public places here.
Fernando Saguisag “Adje” Cabrera, administrative officer of the local government here, said its implementation would not give any exception like smoking areas in public places here.
“As of now wala na talaga. Kung talagang bawal, bawal na siyempre”.
|President Rodrigo Duterte and Mangaldan Mayor Bona Fe |
D. Parayno hated cigarette smoking.Photo Credit:
Favradio Global News Center
Cabrera stressed that in 2015 the administration of Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno had passed and signed into law an ordinance against cigarette smoking but would vigorously implement it after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an Executive Order 26 banning smoking.
The president signed last May 16 the executive order banning smoking in all public places and prohibiting cigarette consumption by minors.
Cabrera said the fines for violator are P200 , P300, and P1,000 for the first, second, and third offenses respectively.
“Inalis na iyong community service dahil bawal na iyan, “he cited.