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. […]

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 […]

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