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Anti-tobacco advocacy group lauds the signing of EO on smoking ban

“This latest issuance is a positive step in realizing a smoke-free Philippines. The success of it being implemented still depends on our law enforcers and the LGUs.”   HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulates President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the Executive Order…

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Health group reminds public schools: Don’t accept ‘Brigada Eskwela’ donations from tobacco industry

“Under the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular 29, s. 2016, with the subject ‘Prohibition on Solicitation or Acceptance of Gifts’, government and state instrumentalities, including public educational institutions, are prohibited from soliciting and accepting any kind of support or donation from the tobacco industry. Principals and teachers are reminded to reject all forms of support…

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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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