Resources: Philippines

Fact Sheets

Tobacco Tax Success Story: Philippines
Philippines: Tobacco Policy Status
Philippines: Tobacco Burden Facts
Tobacco Taxes in the Philippines

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in the Philippines by Stella Luz A. Quimbo, Adele A. Casorla, Marina Miguel-Baquilod, Felipe M. Medalla, Xin Xu and Frank J. Chaloupka. 2012.

Philippines: Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Reports & Studies

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in the Philippines

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease illustrates how raising tobacco excise taxes and prices is an effective tool to reduce tobacco use and prevalence and should be an important component of the overall tobacco control environment to reduce the smoking rate in the Philippines, one of the largest consumers of tobacco in the Western Pacific Region.

Alcohol and Tobacco Products Tax Increase, Republic Act No. 9334
Philippines: Global Adult Tobacco Survey

The 2009 Philippines Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), was a nationally representative household survey of all non-institutionalized men and women aged 15 years and older, designed to produce internationally comparable data on tobacco use and tobacco control measures using a standardized questionnaire, sample design, data collection, and management procedures.

Case Studies

The Philippines: Advocates and Government Agencies Work to Combat Industry Interference

Tobacco industry actions prevented the Philippines from fulfilling its FCTC obligations for strong tobacco control. Working with the Department of Health a group of advocates formed a committee to raise awareness of tobacco control and Article 5.3 including warning against the dangers of partnering with the tobacco industry, the need for strong tobacco control policies in government, and the need to promote integrity and transparency in light of tobacco industry influence.

Key Websites

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP)