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Gordon to impose higher taxes on tobacco

Posted by akosistella on March 18, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Bagumbayan standard-bearer Richard Gordon would impose higher taxes on tobacco and sees nothing wrong with government giving out condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS.

Speaking to doctors at the presidential forum on health at the Medical City hospital in Pasig Monday, Gordon said he will spend money to prevent HIV but not to control population.

“That is the responsibility of the parents. I am preaching about the quality of population,” he said.

Click Philippine Star.


Invest in Pinoy brainpower to stem brain drain – Gibo

MANILA, Philippines – Administration presidential bet Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro said investing in the Filipino brainpower and in physical infrastructure could check the country’s “brain drain” of medical professionals, especially in far-flung areas.

Teodoro discussed the wrong assignments of healthcare providers in the country during Presidential Forum on Health held at The Medical City in Mandaluyong last Tuesday night, which was televised live on ANC.

Click Phil. Star

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