By Rafael Castillo
There is a pending bill in Congress, House Bill No. 4477 or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill, which seeks to legalize and regulate the medical use of cannabis, more popularly known as marijuana. In his explanatory note, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III, the primary author, said the bill intends “to provide accessible, affordable, safe medical cannabis to qualifying patients,” specifically for the following conditions:
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday assured reportedly worried businessmen that the additional authority he is asking for will only address the country’s looming energy shortfall.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Central bank officials allayed the situation of automated teller machine (ATM) fraud in the country, as they told the lawmakers on Thursday that the incidence rate is only 0.07 percent in 2013.
A lawmaker said allegations of illicit trade in the tobacco industry are mere hype and propaganda raised by some disgruntled industry players and should not be a concern of Congress or other government agency.
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.