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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco-producing LGUs to get P29.5 billion in excise tax shares

The Department of Budget and Management has ordered the release of a total of P29.5 billion to tobacco-producing provinces, cities and towns as part of their share from excise taxes collected in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Local Budget Memorandum No. 76 signed
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Pacquiao seeks to double tobacco tax rate

The boxer-turned-senator was awarded the first anti-smoking champion belt by the Bawas Bisyo Youth for Sin Tax Movement for filing the measure
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:52
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LGUs warned on potential vulnerability to tobacco industry

Local government units (LGUs) were warned by a public health policy think tank on their potential vulnerability to tobacco industry interference.... HealthJustice Philippines, in its study titled “Countering Tobacco Industry Interference at the Local Lev
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 8, 2017 10:29
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Philippines tobacco giant pays $586 mn to settle tax case

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the finance department to accept a settlement, under which Mighty, which has 23 percent of the local cigarette market, would drop out of the tobacco business +1 President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the finance department to
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 9, 2017 15:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH urged to classify e-cigarettes as ‘less harmful’ option for smokers

The House Joint Committee on Health and Trade and Industry has adopted House Resolution (HR) 973 urging the Department of Health (DOH) to adopt harm-reduction measures, particularly the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or vapes), as an alternat
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 3, 2017 12:37
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC to tap Ombudsman vs officials too cozy with tobacco industry

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to bring in the Office of the Ombudsman to run after high-level government officials violating the policy on the limited interaction with tobacco companies, CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo said Fri
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:42
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Physicians tackle immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer patients

Castro called on the people not to hesitate to get themselves checked especially if they have a history in smoking or a family history of having cancer. “If there’s anything I could have done to my father, I had him checked a year earlier, at least mayb
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 21:37
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC wants bigger Ombudsman role vs tobacco industry interference

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday pushed for the inclusion of the Office of the Ombudsman in the effort to protect the government against interference from the tobacco industry. In a press conference launching the Tobacco Industry Interference
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:15
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LETTER: Call center or smoke center?

In 2016, Alorica reportedly opened thousands of positions in its customer engagement centers in the Philippines... In Ilocos Norte, the Centennial Arena’s facade has practically become a “smoking center.”... If smoking and vaping are allowed in this area
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 19, 2017 01:51
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[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] Self-regulation key to success of vaping industry in PH

Self-regulation, adherence to high manufacturing standards and quality of imported products are key factors in the success of the e-cigarette industry in the Philippines, representatives of the Philippine vaping community told their counterparts in India
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 18, 2017 22:56
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