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Public officials sign manifesto against tobacco industry interference

In a workshop organized by HealthJustice Philippines in partnership with the Civil Service Commission, tobacco control advocates working in local government units, national government agencies and public administrative bodies signed last April 28 a manifesto cementing their commitment to protect the bureaucracy against tobacco industry interference.  The manifesto read: “We reiterate our commitment to reject…

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Philippine NGO named NCD Alliance partner

NCD Alliance, an international network of civil society organizations, scientific and professional associations and academic and research institutions aiming to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, has identified HealthJustice Philippines as a Programme Partner under the NCD Advocacy Institute Seed Programme.   The NCD Advocacy Institute Seed Programme “promotes and supports national NCD…

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Health group denounces tobacco industry’s “attempt to financially influence” Duterte

“We condemn this action by the tobacco industry. Evidence shows that the tobacco industry is known for its underhanded moves to subvert public health for its own commercial interests.” “That a tobacco manufacturer had the gall to even think it could buy off the chief executive leader of the land is particularly reprehensible. This speaks…

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