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BAN Toxics statement on mercury poisoning in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

A study by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reported that most of the more than 10,000 residents of both Sta. Lourdes and Tagburos, Puerto Princesa suffer from mercury poisoning. The report states that residents have been exposed to this toxic chemical primarily through three modes: the 3-hectare pit lake (formerly an open pit mercury mining area), the city’s sanitary
landfill (built over a mined out area) and the Tagburos River which leads to Honda Bay.

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‘Well-deserved’ – health group on Ubial’s WHO award

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, a known tobacco control advocate, for receiving one of World Health Organization’s (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 awards.

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Health group: PH is first in the world to comply with int’l tobacco control agreement

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, pointed out that Philippines is the first country in the world to comply with an international agreement urging state parties to adopt guidelines for implementing the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in foreign posts and diplomatic missions.

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Martial Law in Mindanao: Duterte’s War on Peace

Immediately the next day, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) declared that the situation was under control. But even with this declaration, Duterte, upon his arrival from Russia, not only threatened to be harsh in the exercise of his martial law powers which he likened to that of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s, he threatened to plunge the rest of the country under military control.

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HealthJustice and NYC forge partnership to find out youth opinion on rising cigarette prices

The National Youth Commission (NYC), the “policy-making coordinating body of all youth-related institutions, programs, projects and activities of the government”, and HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, signed a Memorandum of Agreement sealing their commitment to conduct a national survey on the Filipino youth’s opinion on the increasing prices of tobacco products.

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Ben Askren | ONE Championship

ONE Championship Latest News: ‘Funky’ to face the ‘Alligator’

American mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Ben “Funky” Askren is set to make his much-awaited return to the ONE Championship cage on May 26 as he stakes his undefeated record and the coveted ONE Welterweight World Championship title against fellow unbeaten fighter Agilan “The Alligator” Thani of Malaysia.

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