PUP strictly implements Smoking Ban07/24/2017 Bulletin Board
Pursuant to the Executive Order 26 on nationwide smoking ban signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines strictly implemented the policy on July 22, 2017, Saturday.
EO No. 26 titled “Providing for the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed spaces,” was signed by President Duterte aimed to promote a healthier environment for Filipinos.
Under the executive order, individuals caught violating the smoking ban will face fines ranging from P500 to P10,000 depending on the number of offenses. Meanwhile, establishments violating the same may be fined P5,000 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
The Executive Order also set more comprehensive and strict guidelines on smoking. It emphasized that no Designated Smoking Areas shall be provided in centers of youth activities such as colleges and universities.
In line with this, members of the PUP community are highly encouraged to be wary of their surroundings and file complaints against individuals who they believe have neglected the said executive order.
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