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Philippines: Will Marcos Jr. choose public health over tobacco industry interests?

11 July 2022 By Tita C. Valderama, Source The Manila Times THE Supreme Court recently reversed a regional trial court decision to uphold the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cigarettes and tobacco products. The ruling came 13 years after a petition was filed for the court’s intervention in the legal battle between […]

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Philippines: Vape bill version 2022: Congress ‘hijacks’ stringent regulations

5 April 2022 By: Booma Cruz Source: VERA Files In an apparent rush to pass the vaping bill, the 18th Congress reversed itself without regard for legislative tradition or courtesy to a lone consistently dissenting colleague. “Traditionally, we are allowed to ask the sponsor questions during the report on the bicam… The bicameral report was

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