Action for Economic Reforms, in collaboration with the Department of Health, World Health Organization, University of the Philippines College of Law, SEATCA Initiative on Tobacco Tax (SITT), and HealthJustice will be holding a Health Promotion Funding and Tobacco Tax Seminar on June 22, 2010, Tuesday, 8:00AM- 12:30PM at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.  This event will feature Dr. Ayda Yurekli, a Senior Economic Adviser from the World Health Organization.

The main objectives of this Seminar are: (1) to enhance the participants’ understanding of the health promotion funding concept and how tobacco taxes can be used as a source of funding for priority public health programs; and (2) to draw broad-based support for the tobacco tax increase and health promotion funding. A copy of the provisional program of the said seminar is attached to this letter for your reference.

Snacks and lunch will be served.

Due to the limited seating capacity of the venue, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of participants for this event.  Thus, we request that you pre-register on or before 15 June 2010 by sending in the following information to

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For inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us through email at  You may also contact us at 426 5626. Please look for William Alamin.