Philippines - Coloocan City smoking strictly prohibited in all public area..

Seal Caloocan City Govt..
September 12, 2010 - Cigarette smoking is now strictly prohibited in all public areas in Caloocan City, (located just north of the capital City of Manila, Caloocan is the country's third most populous city with a population of 1,378,856 as of the 2007 census) after ex-smoker Mayor Enrico Echiverri formally signed an executive order on the strict implementation of a city ordinance which bans cigarette smoking.

In a summit conference held at the Bulwagan Katipunan in Caloocan City last Tuesday, September 7th Echiverri appealed to the public to support City Ordinance No. 0447, series of 2008.

Echiverri said the city will create a task force to enforce the ordinance. Atty. Rowena "Rowe" Daroy Morales, of the UP College of Law Foundation, said their foundation is training key officials of local government units in implementing RA 9211.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino: “I am very pleased to have Caloocan support the Bloomberg Project: Enforcement of the 100 Smoke-Free Environment Policy in Metro Manila."

Reference: Caloocan Toughens Smoking Ban by ED MAHILUM,, 9/10/2010.

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