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ANAKALUSUGAN WANTS FDA TO REGULATE VAPE PRODUCTS

AnaKalusugan Party-list Rep. Ray T. Reyes said there is an urgent need to revisit existing policies on vaping to mitigate the possible onset of e-cigarette or vape-associated lung injury (EVALI) among the youth. Reyes urged fellow lawmakers to revisit Republic Act 11900, or the Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act, and is pushing to […]

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NO E-BIKES ON MAJOR NCR ROADS STARTING APRIL 15

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will start implementing its MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 or the prohibition of e-bikes, e-trikes, tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs from traversing national roads, circumferential roads, and radial roads in Metro Manila on April 15.In a press conference after a stakeholder’s consultation meeting on the formulation of implementing rules and regulation […]

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CHED TOLD: REGULATE SUC VISITS OF COMMISSIONERS

Senator Chiz Escudero has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to regulate the expenses incurred by their commissioners during their visits to state colleges and universities (SUCs) or out-of-town meetings. Escudero, who chairs the Senate Committee on Higher and Technical Education, made the call during the body’s meeting where 25 education bills were tackled […]

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BETTER REGULATIONS TO MAXIMIZE PAGCOR INCOME URGED

As part of the 2024 budget deliberations, the House Committee on Appropriations chaired by AKO BICOL Party-list Representative Zaldy Co reviewed the plans of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for next year. Co emphasized the significance of appropriate regulation to maximize the positive impact of gambling and gaming on government income. “The government […]

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BONG GO: REGULATE USE OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Senator Bong Go has called upon the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be more aggressive in guiding the public on the potential health impacts of artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, have gained popularity as low-calorie sugar substitutes in recent years. They are commonly found in sugar-free […]

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DUTERTE BATS FOR SINGLE-USE PLASTICS REGULATION

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte has pressed for the passage of a measure that aims to regulate the manufacture, sale, use and importation of  single-use plastics products, in line with his advocacy of building a greener and more sustainable economy for the country’s future generations. Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, Quezon City 2nd District Rep. […]

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GOV’T MUST DECIDE ON POGO REGULATION – NOGRALES

The government will have to decide whether it can root out the bad to preserve the good in the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry. This was what House Committee on Labor and Employment chair and Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles had to say after his committee’s first meeting on Wednesday on an inquiry, […]

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REGULATION OF VAPE PRODUCTS BILL GETS BICAM OK

A Bicameral Conference Committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Wednesday approved the bicam report on the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 9007 and Senate Bill 2239, which would regulate the importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use, and communication of vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products, as well as novel tobacco products. This […]

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RAMA REGULATES SALE OF FUEL PRODUCTS IN CEBU CITY

Gasoline stations in Cebu City which was hit by Typhoon Odette are now barred by the city government from selling fuel that are not directly pumped into vehicles. Mayor Michael Rama personally discovered that some pick-up trucks with containers are joining long queues of cars and motorcycles to buy fuel to be sold in villages […]

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NOGRALES: DUTERTE SIGNS EO REGULATING DRUG PRICES

Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) that would regulate the prices of drugs and medicines used to address the leading causes of morbidity in the country. “This is part of efforts to improve access to affordable, quality medicines and reduce […]