Health

COP 7 delegates call for strengthening safeguards against tactics of tobacco industry

The country’s delegates to the seventh session of Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control pushed for stronger implementation of Article 5.3 of the agreement, which refers to protecting public health and tobacco control laws and policies against the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The COP took place in New Delhi, India from November 7 to 12, 2016.

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HealthJustice and Kuya Kim: ‘Make prevention of illness a priority!’

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group aiming to “bridge the gap between health and law”, launched a video today calling for a change in the way Filipinos think about health care. Popular news and entertainment television host Kim “Kuya Kim” Atienza, who appears in the video, reminds the public: “Hindi kailangang magkasakit muna, makitang nanghihina ang mahal sa buhay o mabutas ang bulsa bago aksyunan ang kalusugan. It’s time to change the way we think about health care.”

Health group to Congress: Make PH tobacco tax high like SG’s

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, acknowledged the gains of the sin tax law and urged the legislators to increase the taxes on tobacco products to “equal and even be higher than that those in Singapore.”

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Groups await executive action on Duterte’s promised nationwide smoking ban

Various civil society and non-government groups representing health professionals and workers, environment and clean air advocates, tobacco victims, lawyers, youth, and women eagerly anticipate President Rodrigo Duterte’s next step following his assurance last Monday that he would fulfill his promise to implement a nationwide smoking ban.

Health group backs DOF proposal to increase sin tax

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, gave its thumbs up to the Department of Finance’s proposal to raise tax on sin products, especially tobacco, as part of its proposed tax policy reform program.

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Commemorating 9/11 day with the gift of life

There are few events in the history of the world where all of humanity is collectively transfixed in horror as it unfolds, just as it was on September 11, 2001, when America was attacked by terrorists.

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Health group lauds DOF Sec’s proposal to increase taxes on cigs, alcohol and soft drinks

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, welcomes the proposal of Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to increase taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and sweetened beverages, among others. “[A bill] was submitted to congress, [in which] the tax will depend on the sugar content,” Paula Alvarez, Spokesperson of the DoF, also said.