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Philippines: When public interest takes a backseat

8 August 2022 By Tita C. Valderama, The Manila Times ILOCANOS are stereotyped as being kuripot (stingy with money). President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., an Ilocano, showed this side of him when he vetoed four bills approved by the previous Congress. He returned the bills to the legislature with his veto messages, noting that the measures would either reduce […]

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Philippines: Group blasts doctors favoring vape measure

23 July 2022 By Red Mendoza, The Manila Times A GROUP that opposes the passage of the Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Bill or the Vape Bill has slammed doctors who are said to support the measure, calling them as false. In recent media releases, some doctors have urged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to sign the bill,

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