DepEd BLSS Director III Dr. Naliponguit and CSC Assistant Commissioner Atty. Ronquillo hands over a copy of DO 48, s. 2016 to the members of the Child Protection Committee of Rizal High School

PASIG CITY, June 3, 2017 – In time for the celebration of the World No Tobacco Day, the Department of Education (DepEd) reminded all schools and DepEd offices nationwide to make every day, not only May 31, a ‘No Tobacco Day.’

DepEd Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Alberto Muyot, reminded schools and DepEd offices to ensure that DepEd Order (DO) No. 48, s. 2016, or the Policy and Guidelines on Comprehensive Tobacco Control, is observed all year round.

“The purpose of the World No Tobacco Day should be carried out every day of the year. Schools and DepEd offices can ensure this by strictly enforcing the policies and faithfully implementing the strategies laid out in DO 48, s. 2016,” Muyot said in his message read during a press conference held at Rizal High School, Pasig City on May 31, 2017.