ILO urged to cut links with tobacco industry

10 March 2017: THE Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has called upon the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to end its ties with the tobacco industry. For many years the ILO has had a close […]

Tax amnesty offer illegal, says group

10 March 2017: Samples of counterfeit cigarettes seized by the Bureau of Customs (CDN FILE PHOTO/ JUNJIE MENDOZA) A nongovernment  organization, Action for Economic Reforms (AER), reminded President Duterte on Thursday that allowing Mighty Corp. […]

Duterte orders arrest of Mighty Corp. owner

7 March 2017: MANILA, Philippines (Updated 3:40 p.m.) — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the arrest of the owner of Mighty Corporation following reports that someone had tried to bribe the president, Salvador Panelo, the chief presidential legal counsel, […]

Palace: There was an attempt to bribe Duterte

7 March 2017: Malacañang on Tuesday confirmed that there was an attempt to bribe President Rodrigo Duterte. “Actually that’s really a matter of Cabinet conversation. However, since you have brought it out, he simply was […]

New tobacco control law passed

3 March 2017: The National Legislative Assembly on Friday passed the final reading of the Tobacco Control Bill, which raises the minimum age to legally buy cigarettes from 18 to 20 years and bans the […]

Big haul of fake tax stamps

2 March 2017: Joint operations of the bureaus of Customs and of Internal Revenue on Wednesday yielded a total of 23.2 million packs of cigarettes reportedly manufactured by homegrown manufacturer Mighty Corp. that bore fake […]

Bataan holds ‘Zumbale’ for anti-smoking program

1 March 2017: BALANGA CITY: This component city of Bataan recently held “Zumbale” or dancing while walking to conclude the healthy lifestyle month of February and relaunch its anti-smoking program. Department of Health (DOH) Assistant […]

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