Rugby is now a Prohibited Drug

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announces that rugby and other toluene-based contact cement (TBCC) as “prohibited drugs” and as such these will no longer be available over the counter.

PDEA chief Dionisio Santiago noted that consumers can purchase rugby and TBCC products over the counter only if it has 5% of mustard oil, in accordance with the new regulation issued recently by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

“Only those TBCC variant with at least 5% mustard oil content can be purchased over the counter. Otherwise, anyone who buys TBCC, like for example rugby, will now be required to present a valid ID and a barangay clearance indicating the quantity to be purchased and purpose for which it will be used,” Santiago said.

Author: Atty. James Biron
Atty. James S. Biron is a corporate lawyer specializing in foreign investments, trade, mergers and acquisitions, planning and financing of projects and capital raising. Clients served include real estate, construction, energy, information technology, agriculture, education, medical and casino gaming companies.

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