• Standpoint

    The Long Overdue Strict Implementation of No Smoking Policy

    At last, the government learned how to use some political will and implement laws. But why it took them several years to strictly implement it? Are they trying to impress people after the Aquino administration, especially President Noynoy Aquino himself, received a barely passing mark from different sectors? Republic Act No. 9211 or AN ACT REGULATING THE PACKAGING, USE, SALE DISTRIBUTION AND  ADVERTISEMENTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES was signed into law on June 23, 2003. Sec. 5. Smoking in Public Places – Smoking shall be absolutely prohibited in the following public places: a. Centers of youth activity such as playschools, preparatory schools, elementary schools, high schools, colleges…