Smoking Ban in Metro Manila, Philippines

Smoking cigarettes in major and secondary roads, bus terminals, waiting sheds, schools, hospitals, recreational places and inside public utility vehicles will be prohibited in Metro Manila starting May 30, 2011.

Violators will be slapped with a 500-peso fine or render an eight-hour community service. This development is just a strict implementation of the provisions of Republic Act 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 plus the anti-smoking prohibitions of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.