• Anti-Smoking Ordinance. Davao City provides a leading example of a city in the Philippines that has effectively implemented a smoke-free legislation and has significantly reduced the extent that its citizens and those visiting the city are exposed to second hand smoke.
• Videoke Limit. To regulate the operation of videoke in KTV bars and even in households, the city government enacted Ordinance No. 0420-10 Series of 2010 or An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 30, Series of 1988, entitled “An Ordinance Amending and Revising Ordinance No. 142, Series of 1955, otherwise known as the Anti-Nuisance Ordinance” to be known as the “Revised Anti-Nuisance Ordinance of Davao City, defining nuisance, prohibiting the same, punishing violation thereof and for other purposes.”
• Firecracker Ban. To reduce or avoid casualties resulting from the use of firecrackers, the city government enacted Ordinance No. 060-02 Series of 2002 or An Ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession or use of firecrackers or pyrotechnic devices and such other similar devices and the exploding of firecrackers or other similar explosives within the territorial jurisdiction of Davao City.
• Speed Limit. To address the alarming increase in the occurrence traffic mishaps on the highways, thoroughfares, streets, and roads of Davao City primarily caused by over speeding and reckless driving, Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte issued the Executive Order No. 39, Series of 2013, entitled “An Order Setting the Speed Limits for all Kinds of Motor Vehicles Within the Territorial Jurisdiction of Davao City, providing for its Sanctions and for Other Purposes.”
“I will abolish Congress!” -Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, last Aug 28 2014.
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