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For the Filipino people’s health, we say ‘Never Again’

Yellow Pad By Arjay Mercado FREEPIK September 21, 1972 was a day of infamy. It was the day that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and made himself a dictator. Thousands were jailed, tortured, or killed by Marcos and his military. He destroyed the Philippine’s political institutions, and he devastated the Philippine economy through massive corruption, […]

For the Filipino people’s health, we say ‘Never Again’

Yellow Pad By Arjay Mercado FREEPIK September 21, 1972 was a day of infamy. It was the day that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and made himself a dictator. Thousands were jailed, tortured, or killed by Marcos and his military. He destroyed the Philippine’s political institutions, and he devastated the Philippine economy through massive corruption, […]

For the Filipino people’s health, we say ‘Never Again’

Yellow Pad By Arjay Mercado September 21, 1972 was a day of infamy. It was the day that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and made himself a dictator. Thousands were jailed, tortured, or killed by Marcos and his military. He destroyed the Philippine’s political...

Higher alcohol taxes will improve population health and augment UHC funds

Yellow Pad By Dante Salvador Jr, Michael Mo, and Kim Sales Noncommunicable diseases have become the leading cause of death and illness in the Philippines. Alcohol consumption is associated with more than 10% of noncommunicable disease burden worldwide, including liver disease and cancer. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Compare published by the Institute of […]

Higher alcohol taxes will improve population health and augment UHC funds

Yellow Pad By Dante Salvador Jr, Michael Mo, and Kim Sales Noncommunicable diseases have become the leading cause of death and illness in the Philippines. Alcohol consumption is associated with more than 10% of noncommunicable disease burden worldwide, including liver disease and cancer. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Compare published by the Institute of […]

Resilience and heart

Yellow Pad By Karla Michelle Yu   This entire story about a series of tobacco tax increases was triggered by House Bill (HB) 4144, which the pro-tobacco House leadership hastily approved in late 2016. This bill wanted to increase the then unitary rate of PHP 30 per pack to a dual-tier rate of PHP 32 […]

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