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Philippines Legislation

Philippines is also known as a 'fine' city, due to its strict legislation. Hereby a summary of the most common and relevant rules and regulations you have to bear in mind once entering and residing in Philippines;

All of the following items are prohibited of bringing into Philippines:

• Liquors and cigarettes marked with the words "Philippines DUTY NOT PAID" on the labels, cartons or packets
• Cigarettes with the prefix "E" printed on the packets
• Chewing gum
• Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products
• Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
• Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
• Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
• Firecrackers
• Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software
• Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
• Seditious and treasonable materials


Rules to take care of in Philippines itself

International Travel:
Note: All travel to central, southern and western Mindanao, to Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and the Sulu archipelago is advised against.

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