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[Philippines] Advocates push tighter tobacco control

Dr. Mary Assunta, SEATCA policy advisor, said the number of deaths from smoking is now at an alarming level as the group urged the Aquino administration to review the tobacco control program to minimize the number of casualties.
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Mar 1, 2015 20:27

[Asia, Philippines] Jam Sebastian’s case an 'eye-opener' on danger of passive smoking

Rojas partly blamed the lax implementation of Republic Act 9211 or the Tobaco Regulation Act for the deaths. He said several areas in Metro Manila that are supposed to be smoke-free places, such as comedy bars, airports and bus terminals, are often found
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Mar 1, 2015 09:29

[Pakistan, Philippines] Tobacco Notes: Philip Morris International

Philip Morris has shut down a factory in Pakistan, while its representative in the Philippines has expressed skepticism over the Government’s lax approach towards a tax evading competitor.
added Feb 21, 2015 09:51

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] UNION-BUSTING? | After CBA conclusion, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco fires 640 regular employees

After concluding a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the local union barely a month ago, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC) has issued notices of termination to 640 regular employees in its Marikina plant citing decline in its market sha (TV 5) (ph)
added Jan 14, 2015 12:45

[Philippines] Philippine affiliate of Philip Morris to trim 13 pct of country's workforce - Yahoo Finance

cut 640 jobs, or nearly 13 percent of its workforce in the country, as it restructures cigarette manufacturing operations at its Marikina plant in Manila. The plant, which employs 1,640 workers in all, will see its workforce reduced to 1,000 once the job
added Jan 13, 2015 09:33

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Dear smokers | Please do not light up during papal visit - health advocates

Health advocates are appealing to smokers not to light up during public events that will be attended by Pope Francis in the Philippines....“We are appealing to all smokers not to light up during any of these public events in reverence to the Holy Father a (TV 5) (ph)
added Jan 11, 2015 02:44

[Asia, Philippines] Anti-smoking advocates back probe for sin tax malpractices

THE call for an investigation on the alleged malpractices over the Sin Tax Law's implementation continued to snowball as even anti-smoking advocates have joined the initiative of House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Dec 28, 2014 14:30

[Philippines] Sin tax collection up 40%

Excise tax collections from tobacco and alcoholic beverages grew 40 percent in the nine months through September this year, reflecting the success of the sin tax reform measure that jacked up the taxes of the so-called sin products.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 23, 2014 21:59

[Philippines] Study shows poor people spend more on tobacco

the poorest households in the country spent a larger proportion of their meager income on tobacco than on food, education, health care or savings. The study showed that a Filipino household with an average monthly income of P5,100 spent 2.6 percent o
added Dec 7, 2014 17:42

[Philippines] PMFTC investing $50m more

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. is investing $50 million in Claveria, Misamis Oriental province, where the company helps in the leaf production of farmers. “We got various projects, we have a lot of capex at the moment being used on several projects
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Dec 2, 2014 19:02
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