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Health group congratulates Duque

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated Francisco Duque, whose appointment to the helm of the Department of Health has been confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA).

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There’s more to tobacco industry’s dirty tactics than tax evasion — health group

After the recent pronouncement of President Duterte that he ordered the arrest of the head of a local tobacco manufacturing agency allegedly for tax evasion, HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, clarified that “there is more to the dirty tactics of the tobacco industry than tax evasion.”

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Reps push for creation of independent Health Promotion Commission

The Technical Working Group of the Committee of Health of the House of Representatives agreed last Tuesday, February 22, that there should be a Health Promotion Commission independent from the Department of Health. The recommendation was arrived at during the meeting to discuss House bill nos. 918 and 3657, the bills on health promotion authored by Hon. Harry Roque and Hon. Angelina Tan, respectively. The legislators sought inputs from resource persons in refining the said bills with a view to consolidating the two into one draft bill.