Health advocates back soda tax bill

By Mayen Jaymalin   MANILA, Philippines – Health advocates yesterday gave their full support for the immediate passage of the “soda tax” measure.   Irene Reyes, Health Justice managing director, said the proposed measure would help curb the high prevalence of childhood obesity in the country.   “This is definitely a step in the right…


Graphic warnings on cigarette packs due

By: Niña P. Calleja   Warning texts along with graphic images should be printed on the labels of all tobacco products by Nov. 5, in compliance with the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law, health groups reminded the government and the public over the weekend. Sections 6 and 15 of the GHW Law, or Republic Act…

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