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.


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.


Nadine Lustre cries as she remembers harsh criticisms

The star of the highly anticipated upcoming TV show Til I Met You Nadine Lustre revealed the worst criticisms she’s received in her latest interview with Pond’s. The young actress revealed that early in her showbiz career, she was immediately compared with other actresses. Nadine shares, “’Yung pinaka hindi ko makakalimutan (The one thing I will never forget) was being told, ‘She’ll never make it.”


Mark Arcamo’s Faceless Portraits to be Unveiled, 27 August

On August 27, 2016, Mark Arcamo’s sequel to a recently concluded show opens to the public. To be shown at Ysobel Art Gallery, the exhibition is interestingly entitled Interference. It is a comprehensive collection of the artist’s newest works on paper. The collection features 4 sets of portraits, namely, “Configuration,” “Reformed”, “Residual Image,” and “Tampered.”

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PH Auto Industry Vehicle sales exceed expectations

Carmudi Philippines—the local arm for the leading vehicle platform around the world—expressed confidence that online vehicle sales in the country will follow suit over the stellar sales performance achieved by the local automotive industry in closing the second quarter of 2016.

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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.