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Will Senator Angara play Big Tobacco’s game?

Yellow Pad By AJ Montesa   In 1994, the CEOs of seven major tobacco manufacturers testified before the United States Congress regarding the health impact of tobacco consumption. Up to that point, there was still some doubt over whether cigarettes were truly directly harmful. Legislation had already been proposed to regulate the consumption of tobacco […]

Upsilon’s progressive legacy (or why Upsilon should not be associated with Marcos)

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   The University of the Philippines (UP) is again in the news. The good news: Its underdog varsity team, the Fighting Maroons, is having a winning streak and has a good chance of playing in the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) finals. UP edged Adamson, […]

The fight to raise tobacco taxes is a fight against breast cancer

Yellow Pad By Maria Asuncion Silvestre   INUTILE. That’s how I felt at my beautiful sister Mae’s bedside when she died in 1995, barely a year since arriving back home from her chemotherapy in Michigan. She had two daughters — Ynna Belen and Angela Jed, just as beautiful as her. She had beautiful dreams … […]