Tag Archive: Rodrigo Duterte

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Groups tell PRRD: Choose Health Secretary Wisely

NGOs call on President Rodrigo Duterte to ensure that next health appointee is able to fulfill the promises of the Philippine Health Agenda and accelerate the progress made in the implementation of the Smoke Free Executive Order and programs on mental health, nutrition, HIV/AIDs, and health promotion or preventive approaches in health.

Health group renews call for ouster of tobacco industry rep from tobacco control body

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, once again urges Congress to amend RA 9211 to specifically exclude the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) from sitting in the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco, the government body tasked by the said law to lead the implementation of tobacco control laws.

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.

Labor nixes Palace Labor Day invitation

“It is pointless to attend their assembly on the only day in the entire year dedicated to the working class, especially if the issues and concerns that gravely affect us will not even be tackled and addressed,” said Leody de Guzman, leader of the socialist Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP).

Eenvironment Chief Delivers on Closing Down Errant Mining Firms

The Green Thumb Coalition (GTC), representing various civil society and environmental organizations triumph as Secretary Regina Paz Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today the closure of 23 mining operations and suspension of 6 mining firms.