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Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2015: The Philippine Report on the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The Tobacco Industry Interference Index is an attempt to gauge the level of industry interference, as well as the responses or measures implemented by the government to implement Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Article 5.3 of the FCTC aims to protect public health policies from tobacco industry interference. The Implementation of…

CLOSING REMARKS FOR THE JMC

CLOSING REMARKS FOR THE JMC 2010-01 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MARY ANN FERNANDEZ-MENDOZA FORMER CSC COMMISSIONER 29 July 2016, 1:00 p.m., Bulwagang Serbisyo Sibil   DoH Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial, CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, Commissioner Robert Martinez, Asst. Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo, Mayor Guia Gomez, Atty.Christian UY, Office of the OMBUDSMAN , CSC officials and employees, fellow…

DepEd’s newest tobacco control policy increasing kids’ protections

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and recipient of the Bloomberg Awardee for Global Tobacco Control, congratulates The Department of Education for releasing the Department Order 48, series of 2016 entitled “Policy and Guidelines on Comprehensive Tobacco Control which aims to educate and inform all students, teaching and non-teaching personnel and staff on…

HEALTH ADVOCATES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CELEBRATE WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY, AFFIRM SUPPORT FOR THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAPHIC HEALTH WARNINGS LAW

HealthJustice Philippines, together with several civil society organizations and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) come together to celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which is celebrated every 31st of May. Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) determines the theme for WNTD, and this year’s WNTD theme is effective health warnings on tobacco packs. Health advocates and partner government agencies…

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