Supposedly, my entry for this week is the guava tree in front of the house or the policy here in Pasig on green living.. but when I heard about this on the radio, I just have to share this:
What You Need To Know About Anti Smoking Law
Do you know that MMDA are not allowed to smoke during their office hours. So when you see an MMDA smoking while on duty, you have all the right to report them.
I am always offended when the driver of a jeepney I am riding smokes. Can he be a bit considerate on his passengers. Now I learned, I actually have the right to tell him to stop smoking or else I will report him to the authority. Smoking in public vehicles is against the law. And if in case a passenger smokes inside the jeepney and the driver did not stopped him, he can also be reported to the authority for not stopping the passenger.
Any one who as caught smoking in public areas or not smoking areas are fined 500 PhP or 8 hours of community service.
And a trivia I have learned: getting a business permit for a restaurant with a smoking area is much much higher than getting one without a smoking area. It’s good to know that at least the government are making simple steps to stop smoking here in our country. But of course, the best thing they can do is to put a higher, much higher tax to tobacco products. Our country taxed Tobacco companies lower from what other countries do. That is why the price of Tobacoo products here in the country is lower, if only the government will tax them more, it will no longer be that accessible to the Filipino people. Gamot ang babaan nyo ng presyo imbis na yosi (o kaya Tsokolate galeng tate hehe)