The conservative, majority Catholic nation is the only country in the world where divorce is not allowed.
The implementation of the ban is a realization of President Rodrigo Duterte's 'dream of a tobacco-free future.'
It's brought militants in the region together and strengthened their resolve to fight, a new report says.
Twelve others were thrown into the water off popular tourist island Cebu but survived, police said.
The Philippine president wants martial law to be extended in the country's south until the end of the year.
Fighting between state security forces and Islamic State-affiliated militants has been raging for months.
Poll data comes as Philippine president denies a report he arranged for back-channel talks with a terrorist group.
Meanwhile, suspected Muslim rebels have attacked a southern Philippine town, reportedly attacking security outposts and ransacking schools.
Philippine government troops on Thursday advanced toward the center of Marawi, in an operation aimed at dislodging local terrorists who had seized the city to establish an enclave in the Philippines of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking at least one week off from work after a "brutal" schedule overseeing a military offensive to clear besieged Marawi City from Islamist militants, his aides said Friday.