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Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

News : Reuters: World News

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday Chinese counterpart China Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried to enforce an arbitration ruling and drill for oil in a disputed part of t...

Philippines' Duterte gets tough on tobacco with ban on smoking in public

Health : Reuters: Health

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in Southeast Asia, one of the region's strictest anti-tobacco laws.

Duterte Orders Strict Smoking Ban in Philippines, and Asks Citizens to Help

Health : NYTimes: Health

The executive order, made public on Thursday, banned public smoking and said citizens should band together to help catch and charge violators.

Duterte Aims to Wipe Out Smoking in Philippines

News / International Affairs : World from Newser

Smokers in the Philippines, look out. President Rodrigo Duterte, notorious for his brutal crackdown on drug users, now wants to wipe out smoking, too. Duterte issued a nationwide executive order Thursday banning smoking in all publi...

Philippines' tough public smoking ban gets broad support

Health : Reuters: Health

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine ban on smoking in public places received broad support on Friday, with anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared to kick the habit.


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