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Red Orchid 100 Percent Smoke-Free Environment
Written by Cherry   
Friday, 10 February 2012

Mayor Joet Garcia, the 25 barangays in the city, together with the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) led by Vice Mayor Noel Valdecanas supported the smoke-free program. With this, Balanga city won in the Red Orchid 100 Percent Smoke-Free Environment Award from the Department of Health (DoH). Mayor Joet proudly informed the Balangueños during his State of the City Address. From the 122 cities in the country, only five, including Balanga City, were given this kind of prominent award.

In this city, the entirety of 525 tricycle operators have benefited with the city government program smoke-free Balanga City. He added that this became possible because of the convincing power of the Licensing, Health and Public Safety Office. Tricycle operators have participated in the said program. By granting P5,000 incentive to those who will convert their two-stroke tricycle into four-stroke by using LPG fuel. [via]

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