President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign on Tuesday the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting smoking in public places nationwide.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Sec. Manny Pinol confirmed that the President is said to use the draft prepared by the Department of Health (DOH).
Pinol said the nationwide smoking ban was among the subjects discussed during the 13th Cabinet meeting led by the President.
The EO draft is the same as what is being implemented in public places in Davao City called as ‘Smoke Free Environment.’
It is stated in the EO that all government agencies are obliged, including LGUs, to implement the 100 percent smoking ban in all public places, indoor or outdoor not only in Metro Manila but nationwide.