Tobacco Control

Presidential candidates on key policy issues in tobacco control

March 25, 2022

We looked at the position and track record of 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, […]

‘Guhit para sa pagbabago’ promotes comic strips and cartoons as medium for advocacy  

March 9, 2022

About a hundred aspiring cartoonists attended today’s Guhit para sa Pagbabago, a workshop on using comic strip and editorial cartoon as medium for advocacy and raising awareness on various social issues, particularly during the elections. The workshop was organized by the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development under its iChange: Vote for Our Future […]

PUP students wrap up internship at PLCPD

March 7, 2022

Last Friday, our interns from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) wrapped up their internship at PLCPD. The interns shared that one of their greatest learnings is how dynamic and complicated the lawmaking process can be, and how they became aware of this as they witnessed the movement of the Vape Bill in Congress, […]

We Are #TobaccoFreeGeneration Learning Exchange and Solidarity Rally

November 24, 2021

Inviting children and youth to participate in this learning exchange and solidarity rally! We will hear youth leaders call on legislators to pass tobacco regulation bills that protect public health and the protection of young people and reject bills that compromise their health and their future. For more information, visit the Facebook pages of Child […]

Young leaders assemble for another learning session toward a Tobacco-Free Generation

November 20, 2021

On World Children’s Day on November 20, around 30 promising young leaders who are participants of the Young Leaders Program on Tobacco Control attended the second issue-based session focused on the policy environment for tbacco control in the Philippines.     Atty. Sophia San Luis, Executive Director of ImagineLaw, discussed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control […]

Tobacco-Free Generation young leaders discuss why tobacco is a child rights and young people’s issue

October 18, 2021

The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the Child Rights Network (CRN) conducted the first issue orientation for the Tobacco Free Generation-Young Leaders Program on October 16. PLCPD Executive Director, Mr. Romeo Dongeto expressed the important role of young leaders in advocacy. Advocacy Coordinator of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Atty. Rhia […]

New study reveals 1 in 7 Pinoy students aged 13-15 use e-cigarettes

September 23, 2021

Senate bill easing e-cig regulation set to worsen the problem – child rights group September 21—A new study monitoring youth tobacco use reveals worrying statistics on the prevalence of use, lax regulations, and wide availability of tobacco products including e-cigarettes, prompting child rights advocates led by the Child Rights Network (CRN) to reiterate their call […]