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Health groups warn: Upcoming Jakarta tax forum backed by the tobacco industry

Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), HealthJustice Philippines (HJ) and New Vois Association Philippines (NVAP) alerted the public today of the ties that bind the tobacco industry and the International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC), which is behind the 13th Annual Asia-Pacific Tax Forum on May 23, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Health group lauds Duterte’s plan to implement nationwide smoking ban

Public health policy think tank and Bloomberg Awardee for Global Tobacco Control HealthJustice Philippines welcomes presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that he will implement a “no smoking” policy nationwide, including in enclosed public spaces such as bars and restaurants.

Cebuanos charge public hearing requested by coal plant operator

HUNDREDS of members of progressive and environmental groups trooped to the City Hall of Cebu City to express their opposition to the proposed construction of a coal-fired power plant in Barangay Sawang Calero in just as a public hearing by the city council was taking place.

There could be a happy place for everyone

Over a decade ago, there were 4.5 million cases reported on this silent illness called depression. Due to its social stigma, no one really wants to step up front and get diagnosed with it. As a result, not enough study or monitoring is being done in the Philippines for the moment.

Health group: cigarette packs should carry graphic health warnings after release of law’s IRR

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropy Award for Global Tobacco Control, reminds the tobacco companies that with the recent release of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the The Graphic Health Warnings Law (R.A. No. 10643), along with the templates for graphic health warnings, they should now comply with the law and start producing tobacco products with the prescribed graphic health warnings.