LOOK: President Duterte To Sign Executive Order On Smoking Ban Nationwide

"The executive order will actually mandate all the agencies of government, including the local government to implement this 100% smoking ban in all public places. It's not just Metro Manila."
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In a text message from Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, it was said that President Rodrigo Duterte will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will prohibit smoking in all public places nationwide, ABS-CBN News reported.

Sec. Piñol said President Duterte will use the draft prepared by the Department of Health.

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Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial in January said the President had asked her to draft the executive order similar to what the city had been implementing on "100% smoke-free environment in public places."
The executive order will actually mandate all the agencies of government, including the local government to implement this 100% smoking ban in all public places. It's not just Metro Manila.

There will be no smoking in public places anymore, whether indoor or outdoor. Parks, bus stations, and even in vehicles. All these are considered public places.

It's an order to the executive branch. It's up to the local government units also to draft their, shall we call, ordinances to implement this executive order. It's different from a law.