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Health advocates applaud Davao gov’t order to stop selling cigs in 7-11

HealthJustice, a public health policy think tank and recipient of Bloomberg Award for Global Tobacco Control, commends Davao city government and its Anti-Smoking Task Force for strictly implementing their Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance, which was passed in 2002 and amended later on in 2012.

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Chilly PH mornings recorded

Temperature in Metro Manila on Friday morning dropped to 20.8 degrees Celsius due to the presence of northeast monsoon which continues to affect most parts of Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

“Further Consultations Before Implementing Paris Summit Commitment”

Now that the just-concluded Paris Summit reached “Agreements” that the world leaders claim as a big success in the common effort to save Planet Earth from the destructions of Climate Change, the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) urges the country delegates to carefully plan for the steps forward in adopting mitigating measures. The FPI signed the Manila Declaration supporting the government’s effort to establish the Intended National Declaration of Contributions (INDC) or the mitigation measures conditioned on these being aligned to national priorities, circumstances and capabilities.

Globe steps up campaign vs scams

Four fraudsters in Cebu City were recently arrested by a joint police and Globe Telecom security team after they submitted fake documents in applying for postpaid accounts that included provision for high-end smartphones.

Obama to force through gun control measures

President Barack Obama will introduce a raft of executive actions to try to reduce US gun violence Tuesday, bypassing Congress and launching a bitter 2016 election year fight.

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PHAP and PHAPCares announce new board members for 2016

The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP), a local organization of 40 pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturers, providers, retailers and distributors, and its CSR arm, PHAPCares Foundation, recently held their annual General Membership Meeting last November 26, 2015 in Makati Diamond Residences. During the meeting, new board members were elected to replace the outgoing members and new officers were elected as well.