DOH cautions parents on use of e-cigarettes, vapes among minors

DAVAO CITY (November 5) — The Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned parents and guardians against the use of e-cigarettes and vapes especially among minors. On its advisory,  the Health department stressed, “These devices are not toys and they contain concomitant health and safety hazards which may lure teenagers to pick up the habit of smoking.” …

Duterte commits to help MSME

DAVAO CITY (July 12) — President Rodrigo   Duterte on Tuesday pledged government’s assistance to National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise in the country. In his speech during the MSME Summit 2018 at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga explained that the government prioritized funding for the country’s defense, citing “dark clouds ahead.” “Maybe inuna ko lang ‘yung …

Warning labels on sugary drinks may start by August

MANILA — Trade and industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said government may begin requiring manufacturers or traders to put warning labels on high sugar content beverages as early as August this year. On the sidelines of Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) workshop for small and medium enterprises Wednesday, Lopez told reporters that his office and …

DTI introduces new bamboo furniture designs

LUCENA CITY, Quezon — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Quezon has embarked on extensive skills training under the bamboo research and development program for designers and furniture makers in Quezon Province in a bid to make bamboo an export-quality and competitive product. Grace Ledesma of DTI-Quezon told Philippine News Agency on Wednesday that their office …