Parañaque Now A Non-Smoking City
Ringo | On 12, Dec 2014
If you want to smoke outside, don’t do that in Parañaque.
This was after Mayor Edwin Olivarez on Wednesday, December 10, announced that the city will impose the 2010 ordinance that aims in regulating smoking in the city and imposing a “no smoking” rule in public places.
“The only way that we can guarantee our campaign’s ultimate success is to leave an indelible mark so lasting that non-smoking will become a habit for generations to come. Now is the time to make history,” said Mr, Olivarez via a statement.
The Parañaque City Ordinance No. 10-09 or the “Anti-Smoking City Ordinance” prohibits smoking in the following places:
- government premises
- elevators and stairwells
- gas stations and other places with fire hazards
- schools and other youth activity centers
- hospitals and other health centers
- all places of worship
- museums, libraries, theaters, auditoriums and coliseums
- grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, markets
- public comfort rooms
- public outposts
Private establishments must also apply for certain permits if they wanted to put smoking areas. Existing smoking stations should be reported to the authorities.
Individuals caught violating this ordinance will be fined P500, P1,000 and P1,500 on their first, second, and third offense. Establishments, on the other hand, will be fined P2,000, P3,000 and P5,000 on their succeeding offenses.