Duterte signs EO banning smoking nationwide

19 May 2017: President Duterte has signed an executive order that prohibits smoking within enclosed public places and public conveyances nationwide, except in designated smoking areas. The order also encourages local government units to implement […]

It’s an enforcement issue

14 May 2017: TOBACCO manufacturers are maintaining their stand that any additional tax increase on cigarettes will only spur the “burgeoning illegal cigarette trade”. The Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM) said the move would […]

FAST FACTS: Tobacco funds in the Philippines

16 May 2017: Use of tobacco funds by local government units has long been marred by issues of corruption MANILA, Philippines – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has been accused of misusing the tobacco funds […]

Cigarette problems cloud SDGs targets

16 May 2017: Indonesia’s role in global development was recognized when then-president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2012 co-chaired the United Nation’s High-level Panel on the post-2015 agenda. The panel defined the global development framework that […]

Davao VRU nabs 4,487 over smoking ban

10 May 2017: DAVAO CITY—The newly-formed Davao City Vices Regulation Unit has apprehended 4,487 violators of the city’s 15-year ban on smoking as of Tuesday, the city government said. The violators were issued with citation […]

P27-B tax case filed vs Mighty

10 May 2017: The owner and executives of homegrown cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. are facing yet another tax evasion case in the Department of Justice (DOJ). The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday brought a […]

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