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Message on World No Tobacco Day 2017

The first of these truths that the President tells us is that the often glossed over statements that “Smoking Kills” and “Secondhand Smoke Kills” are true; that they have been unequivocally established by scientific evidence. No amount of lobbying or claims by the tobacco industry could change these facts.

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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Yepzon Gained 1.5 Million of Funding to Boost Global Growth

The locator and location service developer Yepzon Oy racked up EUR 1.5 million of private capital during the round of funding, which was recently completed. The capital will be invested in product development and boosting global growth.

Robinsons Supermarket Automates Inventory and Replenishment with JDA

Supermarket retailing is a highly dynamic industry. Hundreds of products are introduced and delisted week to week. To remain relevant to its customers, Robinsons Supermarket needs to ensure it offers the right products, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price, and turned to JDA Software Group, Inc. Robinsons Supermarket – a JDA customer for almost two decades – recently upgraded its JDA® Merchandise Management System and JDA® Space Planning footprint to improve and streamline its database management capabilities and automate its relevant operational processes.

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.


Avnet Consolidates Distribution Centres

Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it will be merging its distribution centres in to one new facility to increase productivity efficiency and speed-to-delivery.

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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.

Sari-sari stores umaalma sa bagong buwis sa kape, juice, at soft drinks

Nagpahayag ng matinding pangamba ang mga may-ari ng sari-sari stores hinggil sa napipintong bagong buwis na aabot sa P10 kada litro na ipapataw sa mgatinatawag na Sweetened Beverages o SSBs katulad ng 3-in-1 coffee, powdered juice drinks, energy drinks, soft drinks, at ready-to-drink tea.

CGIF and Surbana Jurong team up on greenfield project bonds

The Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility (CGIF) and Surbana Jurong Private Limited (SJ) today announced a collaboration to boost the use of local currency-denominated project bonds to finance greenfield infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia.