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Valenzuela lawmaker: Illicit trade raps not Congress’ concern

Valenzuela 2nd District Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo: Mere hype and propaganda. Photo from  congress.gov.ph/

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.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philippine tobacco output up

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The volume of locally traded tobacco leaves reached 66.6 million kilos in 2013, up 2.8 percent over the previous year, according to the National Tobacco Administration.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Probe cigarette smuggling, gov’t urged

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The Federation of Philippine Industries has urged the government to look into alleged cases of cigarette smuggling, as this creates unfair competition and deprives the government of needed tax revenues.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

What would world look like with no legal tobacco industry?

Even as the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is commemorated, cigarette manufacturer British American Tobacco (BAT) urges the public to imagine what the world would be like if the legal tobacco industry was forced out of existence. Every year on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark WNTD to highlight the health […]

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Inquirer Features | Read More »

As ‘sin tax’ looms, gov’t tends to tobacco farmers

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HOPING to minimize the impact of the “sin tax” measure, the tobacco industry will have to resort to “import substitution” and step up local production of tobacco while cutting back on imports.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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