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  • Voter registration in the Philippines


    Voter registration in the Philippines is the process of filing an application to have a voter's record at the Commission on Election in a specific date and designated places set by the Comelec. Any Filipino citizen who is at least 18 years of age, a resident of the Philippines for at least one year, and in the place where he intends to vote for at least six months immediately preceding the election can file application for registration. There are two types of voter registration: Computerized Voter's List (CVL) electronic process and the Voters Registration Record (VRR) manual one.

  • Nationwide smoking ban order (Philippines)


    Executive Order No. 26, entitled Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-Free Environments in Public and Enclosed Places, was issued by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on 16 May 2017. This executive order invoked the Clean Air Act of 1999 and the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in all public places in the Philippines. The ban replicates on a national level an existing ordinance in Davao City that Duterte created as mayor in 2002. The order took effect on 23 July 2017, 60 days after its publication in a newspaper.

  • National Bureau of Investigation (Philippines)


    The National Bureau of Investigation (, , abbreviated as NBI or PKP or BNI) is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Justice, responsible for handling and solving major high-profile cases that are in the interest of the nation.

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