Tag: philippines

Cutting out the middlemen

Cutting out the middlemen

| May 18, 2017

Tobacco farmers in the Philippines are being urged to sign up to the national government’s contract growing system so as to free themselves from the ‘abusive practices of middlemen’.

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Mighty in talks over future

Mighty in talks over future

| May 16, 2017

Some observers believe that Mighty Corp could alleviate its present problems with the Philippines’ tax authorities if it were to be acquired by another tobacco player.

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Young smoking more

Young smoking more

| May 8, 2017

It might be difficult for the Philippines to maintain its falling tobacco smoking prevalence among adults when the trend of youth smoking is upwards.

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Mighty pleads for license

Mighty pleads for license

| April 25, 2017

Faced with allegations of tax evasion, the Philippines’ Mighty Corp, whose tobacco manufacturing business is said to support tens of thousands of workers, has asked for a fair hearing.

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Prison threat for vapers

Prison threat for vapers

| April 4, 2017

Under a new Manila city ordinance, a person merely in possession of a vaping device within a zone designated as non-smoking could be liable to a prison term.

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Duterte willing to settle

Duterte willing to settle

| March 27, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated that he is willing to settle a tax-evasion court case against cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp.

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Cigarette tax take drops 

Cigarette tax take drops 

| February 1, 2017

The Philippine government collected less revenue from tobacco products in 2016 due to lower consumption, illicit trade and tax evasion.

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Low prices cause concern

Low prices cause concern

| January 30, 2017

It is a familiar story; this time being played out in the Philippines, where tobacco growers are concerned about ‘very poor prices’.

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Growing proposal

Growing proposal

| January 9, 2017

A cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines is looking to expand tobacco production on the Philippines’ island of Mindanao, where growing conditions are said to be most favourable.

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Graphic warnings on cigarette packs due in the Philippines

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs due in the Philippines

| October 19, 2015

Health groups in the Philippines have reminded the government and the public that graphic images and warning texts should be printed on the labels of all tobacco products by Nov. 5, in compliance with the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law, according to a story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Sections 6 and 15 of the […]

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Philippines to audit Mighty Corp.

Philippines to audit Mighty Corp.

| June 27, 2014

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has started an audit on the tax payments of cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp., reports ABS-CBN News. BIR personnel have been assigned to Mighty’s manufacturing facilities to ensure they are complying with tax payments. The investigation follows allegations that the company has been underdeclaring its production volume, resulting in […]

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Philippine credit rating up after tax reform

Philippine credit rating up after tax reform

| May 1, 2013

Fitch Ratings recently raised Philippines’ credit worthiness to “BBB-,” saying recent “sin” tax reforms demonstrated the government’s commitment to strengthening its revenue base. In January, the Philippines enacted new alcohol and tobacco tax laws, which raised the price of locally made, low-end cigarette brands by about 700 percent.

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BAT to double Philippine leaf purchases

BAT to double Philippine leaf purchases

| May 1, 2013

British American Tobacco will double its purchases of Philippine tobacco as it plans to invest more than $50 million in the country this year, reports The Manila Bulletin. James Lafferty, general manager of BAT Philippines, said the company will buy 3.6 million kg of Philippine tobacco, valued at between $12 million and $14 million, in the […]

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E-cigarettes could turn kids into smokers, health department says

E-cigarettes could turn kids into smokers, health department says

| April 25, 2013

The Philippine health department warned the public on April 12 against e-cigarettes, saying the tobacco substitute could turn children into smokers. E-cigarettes have been gaining favor among Filipinos as higher tobacco taxes make smoking more expensive, according to a story in the Manila Times. Food and Drug Administration director-general Kenneth Hartigan-Go disputed what he said were […]

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