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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco asks gov't to adopt tax stamp scheme

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp Inc (PMFTC) said it welcomes the government's success in more than doubling tax collections from tobacco products after the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law. "However we contend that there are opportunities for billion (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:54

[Philippines] Tobacco report questioned

Lawmakers have strongly criticized Philip Morris for allegedly using a meritless study to “deceive” the public and policy makers in a bid to regain control of the country’s multibillion-peso tobacco industry. “We cannot rely on questionable studies used a
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 29, 2014 08:59

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] International anti-tobacco group rejects report on illicit trade

Asia-11 Illicit Tobacco Indicator, a report that supposedly details illicit trade in eight Asian countries including the Philippines, was “more myth than fact.” SEATCA called for an outright rejection of the report, saying it was not an independent study
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:01

[Philippines] Gov't optimistic of reducing smoking through warnings on tobacco products

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona said the Philippines is the latest developing country to follow other nations in requiring pictorial health warnings. "We now join the group of Brazil, Singapore and Indonesia that have implemented simila
Philippine Star (ph)
added Jul 21, 2014 12:43

[Philippines] Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

Aquino signed the law Friday "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products," presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr. said. With the law, the Philippines joins more than 40 other nations and territorie
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 21, 2014 12:30

[Philippines] Asked its opinion, DOJ tells Palace smoking is bad

In a position paper dated July 7 and sent to the Palace the following day, De Lima said “we fully support the passage” of the consolidated Senate and House versions of the law, which aims to discourage cigarette smoking through graphic photos showing the
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 15, 2014 16:22

[Asia, Philippines] PNoy and graphic warning on smoking

This irony must not have been lost on Malacañang and DOJ specialists who reviewed the proposed law: the man who'd sign, veto, or allow the bill to lapse into law is their boss who must still be hooked on cigarettes, given outbursts of coughing PNoy fell i
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jul 15, 2014 04:15

[Philippines] PhilHealth urged to fund quit-smoking program

An antitobacco group on Tuesday urged the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to shoulder part of the expenses smokers face when they decide to kick their habit in cessation clinics. One effective way to encourage smokers to continue
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 10, 2014 22:04

[Philippines] Legislators back 3rd-party monitoring of tobacco firms

Members of the House ways and means committee have endorsed a proposal to assign a nongovernment organization to monitor tax compliance of cigarette companies. Northern Samar Rep. Emil Ong and OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres said they would fi
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 3, 2014 03:59

[Philippines] A graphic victory for advocates vs smoking

The Senate and the House of Representatives have ratified the bicameral conference committee bill... The law’s main feature is the placement of a repulsive graphic health warning that covers 50% of both sides of the cigarette pack. The graphic warning is
Business World (ph)
added Jun 30, 2014 12:58
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