Solons, groups slam Philip Morris for ‘misinforming’ public

Lawmakers and two prestigious anti-tobacco organizations, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance and HealthJustice, decried Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. for allegedly misleading the public and tax authorities. “Philip Morris should stop misleading governments and the public about its role in tackling the tobacco smuggling problem.” SEATCA said. Lawyer Irene Reyes, HealthJustice managing director, said there…

CORPORATE DISINFORMATION VS. FISCAL REFORMS

Lawmakers and two prestigious public-health watchdogs — HealthJustice and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance— have decried a serial campaign by a giant multi-national company for serially misleading the tax authorities and the genaral public.   Deputy Speaker Sergio Apostol, of Leyte’s 2nd District, cited a Tobacconomics report by the Action on Smoking and Health on…

NTA hit for unnecessary interaction with tobacco company

MANILA –HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank, hits the ‘unnecessary interaction’ of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) with Mighty Corporation in a tree-planting activity held last July 30.   “NTA could be administratively liable for these activities” said Atty. Ipat Luna, a trustee of HealthJustice.   “DOH and CSC issued rules against interactions…

Groups reprimand big cigarette maker

Anti-tobacco groups assailed tobacco giant Philip Morris for allegedly misleading governments and the public about its role in tackling the smuggling problem.   The Thailand-based Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance and the Philippine-based group Health Justice said Philip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette manufacturer, was “part of the problem cannot be part of the solution”…

Health advocates laud BIR’s added safeguards against tobacco company tactics

MANILA –HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank, commends the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for installing added safeguards against tobacco company interference in the setting and implementation of public health policies.   The tax agency issued Revenue Memorandum Order 28-2014, which sets new guidelines in limiting interaction between its officials and tobacco manufacturers and…

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