Lawmakers have strongly criticized Philip Morris for allegedly using a meritless study to “deceive” the public and policy makers in a bid to regain control of the country’s multibillion-peso tobacco industry.
A House leader has chided an anti-smoking advocacy group for trying to get congressional authority to allow it to monitor local tobacco manufacturers and conduct its own financial audit.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The House of Representatives has ratified a bill that will pave the way for greater foreign participation in the banking industry in the Philippines, and which proponents say may boost trade and create more jobs.
By Conrado Banal
Officials of the Department of Health never failed to put at the top of the DOH list of accomplishments under the Aquino (Part II) administration, well, the passage of the “sin tax” law in Congress way back in 2012.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
A proposal for further amendments to the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (PDIC) already-expanded charter has been filed before Congress to improve the agency’s ability to make the closure of failed banks a smoother process.