No Smoking Manila
Starting this Monday, May 30, 2011, smoking on public places and even on passenger vehicles is already forbidden within the metropolis or with Metro Manila and anyone caught in the act violating this city ordinance will of course be punish with fines and community service. This ordinance was imposed because of the growing number of smoking-related deaths among Filipinos and the health hazard of secondhand smoke according to the reports.
In fairness, this is actually a very good idea, however though this city ordinance is imposed the trade on cigarettes is still not ban within the Metro yet a stick of cigarette could not be lighted within the city; but what about PNoy? Yes, the pinoy within the metro is restricted but what about the PNoy in the palace; will he be restricted from lighting a stick of cigarette or exempted to it because anyway he is the president of the Philippine republic? Will he support the anti-smoking campaign in the Philippines and be the role model for Filipinos?
PNoy or Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino III is well known in the Philippines to be a cigarette addict or always smokes, thus he should be the first pinoy within the scope of the city ordinance to follow such, anyways, Malacanang is a public place and not a personal or private place to smoke, is not it?
By the way, as of now PNoy have no say yet about the ordinance or it is already well understood?