Tag Archive: Southeast Asia

37932339982_906e5843bb_duterte

Health and anti-tobacco groups commend Duterte’s line veto of tobacco tax earmarking

Public health think tank HealthJustice Philippines and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) expressed dismay over the approval of the very low tobacco tax increase in the TRAIN, but nonetheless commend President Duterte’s veto of the unconstitutional allotment of the incremental revenues of the tobacco taxes, the use for which has already been provided for in the Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax Reform Law.

Paul Srivorakul

KKR-Backed Emerald Media Leads US$65 Million Series B in aCommerce

aCommerce Co. Ltd. announced today that it has closed a US$65 million Series B funding round. The company is Southeast Asia’s leading ecommerce enabler and e-distributor in four markets that enables over 260 brand clients such as Samsung, Unilever, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Philips and Mars to sell to the world’s fastest growing consumer markets.

Coal (pixabay)

Southeast Asian Climate and Energy Working Group urge ASEAN leaders to fight the ‘COAL’

The Southeast Asian Working Group on Climate and Energy, composed of members of civil society organizations and people’s movements across Southeast Asia, denounced what they claimed to be an evident collusion between leaders of ASEAN, East Asia, and the United States of America, in their push for the coal agenda within the climate-vulnerable region of Southeast Asia.

newspaper

Reassert our peace and human rights and resist authoritarian rule

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA), along with partners in the broad civil society and peace movement in the Philippines today join the world and the international community in celebrating the International Day of Peace (IDP) today that was declared by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 36/67 in 1981.