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Group bares new cigarette law’s loophole

New packs of cigarettes displaying pictorial health warnings are arranged on the counter by a shop attendant for photographers at a convenience store in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising.  AP

An anti-smoking group on Monday said the Graphic Health Warnings Law was a step forward in protecting the right to health of Filipinos but the measure had a loophole that would give tobacco firms an opportunity to undermine it.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Villages enlisted in PWD registration

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes: Only administrative fine INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has called on barangay (village) officials to continue providing assistance to persons with disabilities (PWDs) who may want to register for the 2016 polls even after the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities ended on Sunday.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Scammers targeting Pope visit


Their schemes detected by no less than The Vatican, some scalpers and scammers might just have a special place in hell.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Church tells public: No tickets needed for papal visit events

Pope Francis.  AP FILE PHOTO

Bad news for scalpers: events and gatherings prepared for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January will be free for all.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH chief bares options for future of children’s hospital


It’s modernization, not privatization, which can happen in many ways.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »