Tobacco bill contradicts 14 laws: Expert

22 March 2017: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (right) lead a limited Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Feb. 16. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A) An expert has warned […]

A tribute to health champions

21 March 2017: I may be biased, but I believe a nation must be generally healthy to become progressive. And a government which puts a premium on public health is better poised for progress. Having […]

Over 1M Pinoys have quit smoking

20 March 2017: MANILA — More than one million Filipinos have quit tobacco use, the Department of Health said. In a press briefing, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said Monday that a number of tobacco control […]

Jokowi opts to kill tobacco bill

16 March 2017: In an about face move that demonstrated stronger support for the country’s public health, the government said on Wednesday that it refused to deliberate the controversial tobacco bill, which seeks to boost cigarette production […]

Mighty to pay P3B to settle tax liability

16 March 2017: Homegrown tobacco firm Mighty Corp. has agreed to pay at least P3 billion as settlement for its excise tax liabilities, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Wednesday. Aguirre said Mighty Corp. […]

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