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Rappler story on Sorsogon bee farm wins at Bright Leaf Awards

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Bright Leaf Awards honors the most outstanding stories on agricultural issues and best farming practices

SUCCESS. Rappler contributor Mavic Conde receives the award for Best Online Story at the 12th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards on November 16. Photo courtesy of 12th Bright Leaf Awards Secretariat

P7.5M worth of fake cigarettes confiscated in Cagayan de Oro

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Bureau of Customs identified the owner of the confiscated materials as a certain Mister Chan a Taiwanese who operates businesses in this city

SMUGGLED. Bureau of Customs operatives shows fake Marlboro cigarettes that they confiscated after raiding two warehouses in Cagayan de Oro City on October 12, 2016. Photo by Bobby lagsa/Rappler

Fake cigarettes remain big challenge in PH market

Nov 30, 2015 - 11:44 AM

‘Nearly one in every 5 cigarettes consumed in the Philippines originated through illicit channels in 2014 ’ says Oxford Economics

PMFTC to gov't: Plug leaks in sin tax collections

Oct 25, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation says the Philippine government must ensure that everyone pays the right excise taxes citing the alleged ‘fraudulent’ case of Mighty Corporation

Customs seizes P18M worth of smuggled cigarettes

Oct 31, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Fake cigarettes stored in a 40 footer van are confiscated by the Customs bureau as it tightens surveillance of imported goods this Christmas season

SMUGGLED. Fake cigarettes that were misdeclared at the Manila port were confiscated by the Bureau of Customs on October 31

Strange bedfellows seek sin tax reform

Mar 05, 2012 - 9:14 PM

Unlikely political allies joined together to push for reforming the tax on tobacco and alcohol

UNLIKELY PARTNERS. Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson and Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares announce their support for reforming sin taxes. Photo by Katherine Visconti.