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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH: Make Mighty pay to prevent heart attacks, strokes of 70,000 poorest patients

disclosed that P1 billion from unpaid taxes due the government could pay for a year’s worth of maintenance medicines, laboratory tests and medical care of around 70,000 of the poorest Filipinos who are at risk for heart attack or stroke due to tobacco use
PNA (Philippine News Agency) (ph)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR files P9.56-B tax evasion raps vs Mighty

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday filed a P9.564-billion tax evasion case against cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. for the alleged use of counterfeit tax stamps. In the criminal case filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the BIR accus
Philippine Star (ph)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:17

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] The Swallowed Cigarette Butt and Other Legends of President Duterte

The mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, was called to the scene. Eat the cigarette butt or lose a valuable piece of male anatomy, the mayor said, pointing a pistol at the man’s lap. The man meekly swallowed what remained of his cigarette.
New York Times
added Mar 23, 2017 01:19

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] EO on smoking ban now at President’s table: Ubial

The executive order (EO) on smoking ban is now at the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial disclosed.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Mar 22, 2017 00:13

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] City council urged to hasten passage of anti-tobacco law

DUE TO the high rate of tobacco use in Baguio City, the City Health Services Office is challenging the City Council to pass a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Ordinance. Dr. Donnabel Tubera of the City Health Services Office said it is now time to make an or
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Mar 21, 2017 23:29

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic health warnings, taxes make over 1M Pinoys quit smoking

In a press briefing on Monday, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said a number of tobacco control interventions, particularly taxation, has led to a significant drop in current smokers from 17 million in 2009 to 15.9 million in 2015. “This figure represents
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Mar 21, 2017 14:44

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Becoming Duterte: The Making of a Philippine Strongman

Decades ago, Mr. Duterte learned that he had two rare conditions, Barrett’s esophagus and Buerger’s disease, which prompted him to quit drinking and smoking. As mayor, he enforced a strict public smoking ban, and he is now considering a similar measure n
New York Times
added Mar 21, 2017 14:33

[Asia-pacific] Philippines’ Dramatic Drop in Tobacco Use Shows Tobacco Control Efforts Are Working and Must Remain a Priority

In addition to advancing a national smoke-free policy, the Philippines must continue to implement other evidence-based measures to reduce tobacco use. This includes enacting further increases in tobacco taxes, the single most effective way to reduce toba
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 20, 2017 16:33

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PB backs total smoking ban

The Cebu Provincial Board has expressed its support for the measure for a nationwide smoking ban, which is pending for approval by President Rodrigo Duterte. “A smoke-free environment is necessary so that everyone is protected from the hazards of second-
Philippine Star (ph)
added Mar 20, 2017 12:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health expert weighs in on importance of smoking ban in public places, indoors

President Rodrigo Duterte has put on hold the signing of the executive order on a nationwide smoking ban, after saying he still needs to review the proposal and get the views of medical experts. “I’d need the pronouncements, not really the opinion, the
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Mar 20, 2017 12:54
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