Tobacco Control

ACTION TOWARD TOBACCO-FREE GENERATION

March 14, 2023

More than 20 participants, representing members of the House of Representatives and the Senate and congressional offices, gathered to discuss the effects of the tobacco epidemic in the Philippines and the ways forward in protecting Filipinos, particularly children and youth, from the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. Recognizing that the tobacco epidemic and the […]

Young Leaders’ Call to Action: Tax Tobacco to the Max!

October 15, 2022

More than 20 delegates of the Young Leaders Program (YLP) committed to pursue the advocacy for higher taxes on tobacco products during the knowledge-building session held on October 1, organized by the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the Child Rights Network (CRN) The session tackled the concept of tobacco taxation as […]

Job Announcement: Advocacy and Partnerships Officer

July 7, 2022

Posting date: 7 July 2022 For immediate hiring PLCPD is looking for an individual who is interested to work full-time as Advocacy and Partnerships Officer (APO).  The APO will be assigned to the organization’s advocacy on: tobacco control.   Interested applicants may send their CV and letter of application to plcpdfound@plcpd.org.ph. Address your communication to Mr. Romeo Dongeto, Executive Director.   Main Functions of the Advocacy and Partnerships Officer:  develops and implements a […]

Child rights advocates call on President Duterte to veto Vape Bill

June 7, 2022

June 7 – Child Rights Network (CRN), the largest alliance of organizations and agencies pushing for children’s rights legislation in the Philippines, called on President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the consolidated House Bill 9007 and Senate Bill 2239 or the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Bill once the ratified bill reaches Malacañang. CRN reiterated the dangers […]

Young people call on the President to Veto the Vape Bill

June 1, 2022

Young people are taking a stand against the so-called “anti-health” vape bill, which will weaken existing law and the executive order against Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENNDS), also known as e-cigarettes or “vapes,” as a government institution dedicated to the well-being of young Filipinos.  In celebration of this year’s […]

Vice presidential candidates on key policy issues in tobacco control

April 28, 2022

We looked at the position and track record of vice presidential candidates on the following policy issues in tobacco control: Sin Tax Reform Laws. A series of increases in taxes on tobacco products and alcoholic beverages to curb consumption and ultimately reduce illnesses caused by alcohol and tobacco use. These include Republic Acts (RAs) 10351, 11346, […]

Senatorial candidates on key policy issues in tobacco control

April 26, 2022

We looked at the position and track record of senatorial candidates on the following policy issues in tobacco control: Sin Tax Reform Laws. A series of increases in taxes on tobacco products and alcoholic beverages to curb consumption and ultimately reduce illnesses caused by alcohol and tobacco use. These include Republic Acts (RAs) 10351, 11346, and […]

Strengthening Tobacco Regulation to Protect Young People

April 21, 2022

By Leonardo Jaminola III During the upcoming May elections, it is imperative to elect leaders that would push for stronger tobacco regulation, boost public health, and work for the benefit of young people rather than forward the interests of tobacco companies. Tobacco smoking is illegal for minors in the Philippines. However, in reality, the use […]