DAVAO CITY STREET FOOD SCENE, ANTI-SMOKING VIOLATORS COUGHING UP FINES & SACKED VILLAGE CHIEF

 ‘Kwikwik’ as tourist delight      The Davao City government is aiming to make street food, including the popular flour-coated fried egg ‘kwikwik,’ as a tourist attraction. Davao City Council Floor Leader Bernard Al-ag said he is reviving the archived Street Food Ordinance which would impose regulations on street food vending. Al-ag said street food may be promoted as a culinary attraction for tourists.      Ambulant street food vendors dot the city’s sidewalks serving an array of cheap snacks from the popular ‘kwikwik,’ deep fried hard-boiled egg coated with flour to barbecued chicken intestines and legs to fried bananas and fresh … Continue reading DAVAO CITY STREET FOOD SCENE, ANTI-SMOKING VIOLATORS COUGHING UP FINES & SACKED VILLAGE CHIEF

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Bishop Cruz Says Prayer Can Stop Smoking

Want to stop smoking for good? Pray. A Catholic prelate who used to be a heavy smoker admitted resorting to prayer for him to be able to kick the bad habit. “I also prayed that I won’t return to my old habit and I have been successful since,” retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said in an interview. The 78-year-old prelate, who started smoking when he was still in the seminary, said he thought it was impossible for him to stop smoking since he got used to smoking five packs of cigarettes a day. “I was smoking five packs of cigarettes … Continue reading Bishop Cruz Says Prayer Can Stop Smoking

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DAVAO CITY TO VANISH ‘Smoking Areas’

Duterte to tighten anti-smoking ordinance; wants smokers to puff cigarettes outside buildings Davao City is sharpening the fangs of its Anti-Smoking Ordinance with a proposal to totally disallow ‘smoking rooms’ in establishments. Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants to fortify the anti-smoking ordinance by removing the smoking areas of all establishments in the city, including that of the Davao International Airport (DIA). Speaking in the public affairs program on Sunday, “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa,” he said the new measure would require generally all smokers to puff their cigarettes outside of buildings. “It will generally require smokers to smoke only … Continue reading DAVAO CITY TO VANISH ‘Smoking Areas’

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AMENDMENT TO DAVAO CITY ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCE TO BAN SMOKING IN HOMES URGED

Families with non-smoking members may find solace in a suggestion by a Davao City resident who urged the Davao City Council to give more teeth to its existing anti-smoking ordinance by passing amendments that would give them right to demand a household member throw the stick while puffing inside the house. The anti-smoking ordinance of Davao City protects non-smokers in public places and enclosed establishments. What about us in the homes with pollutters poisoning other members of their families with stream smoke, said Rigor Zabala in a comment to durianburgdavao. Zabala said he would like to have the anti-smoking law … Continue reading AMENDMENT TO DAVAO CITY ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCE TO BAN SMOKING IN HOMES URGED

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DAVAO CITY EYED AS 100% SMOKING-FREE CITY

            Out with smoking rooms.             The task force implementing Davao City’s anti-smoking ordinance wants the city 100% smoke-free.             The drastic move could mean there would no longer be smoking rooms in restaurants and hotels, which are allowed under the ordinance.             Anti-Smoking Task Force (ASTF) co-chairman Dr. Domilyn Villareiz said the task force would propose to the Davao City Council amendments  to the Anti-Smoking Ordinance to make private and public establishments 100 percent smoke-free.             Villareiz said the amendments would ban all smoking rooms in compliance with an international treaty on tobacco control.             She said Davao City … Continue reading DAVAO CITY EYED AS 100% SMOKING-FREE CITY

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THE DAVAO CITY COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCE

  ORDINANCE NO. 043-02 Series of 2002 Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Davao, in session assembled that: SECTION 1.  TITLE. – Be it ordained that this Ordinance shall be known as, “ THE COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCE OF DAVAO CITY “; SECTION 2.  COVERAGE. – It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke or allow smoking in a public utility vehicle, government-owned vehicle or any other  means of public transport for passengers, accommodation and entertainment establishment, public building, public place, as defined in Section 3 (e) hereunder, enclosed public place, or in any enclosed … Continue reading THE DAVAO CITY COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCE

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Anti-smoking campaign in Davao City getting more teeth

“Death Clock’ for Davao City smokers unveiled   Davao City’s seven-year anti-smoking is up for amendment that could give the landmark legislation stronger teeth.   Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who personally urged the Davao City Council approved the ordinance in 2001, said he is asking city councilors to study his new proposals on the Anti-Smoking Ordinance that had business establishments setting up smoking rooms to protect public health.   It was not known what would be the proposals of Mayor Duterte, a heavy smoker who quit the vice twenty years ago.   But on Friday, Mayor Duterte unveiled at City Hall … Continue reading Anti-smoking campaign in Davao City getting more teeth

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