Tobacco Control

Most of the members of NVAP attribute the loss of their vocal cords and eventually their cancer to excessive smoking.

Cancer Awareness

NVAP addresses the need to raise the awareness that cancer is preventable through proper diet and nutrition as well as through a healthy lifestyle.

PWD Advocacies

NVAP empowers Persons with Disabilities through livelihood opportunities.

Road Safety

As road users and road crash survivors we felt that need to act on to provide safer roads to all.

Executive order sought vs smoking in ...

Executive order sought vs smoking in public

By MICAH YVANA M. VARDELEON on January 15, 2017 Nation Tobacco-control advocates are seeking the signing of an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in public places. Statistics show that 10 Filipinos die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and tuberculosis. “We really need to stop the […]

Smoke-free Christmas parties pushed

Smoke-free Christmas parties pushed

By: Tina G. Santos – Reporter / @santostinaINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:23 AM December 12, 2016 Antitobacco advocates are urging the public to keep their Christmas parties smoke-free by steering clear of cigarettes altogether. “As we go to our string of Christmas get-togethers and parties, let us keep them smoke-free. It will not only […]

NVAP hits move to delay unitary tobac...

NVAP hits move to delay unitary tobacco tax system

By: InterAksyon.com December 6, 2016 12:06 AM Dried tobacco leaves are sold in a market in Ilocos Norte. BERNARD TESTA/INTERAKSYON  MANILA, Philippines – A group of laryngeal cancer survivors has warned against moves by some tobacco companies to stop a unitary tax system on tobacco products that was scheduled to start January 2017. New Vois […]

Cancer survivors slam move to delay n...

Cancer survivors slam move to delay new tobacco tax system

Published December 6, 2016, 10:00 PM by Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce An anti-smoking group, composed of cancer survivors, yesterday slammed the move to delay the implementation of the unitary tax system on tobacco products that was scheduled to start this January. New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Rojas accused the tobacco industry […]

Sign no-smoking order ASAP, group tel...

Sign no-smoking order ASAP, group tells Duterte

Published December 3, 2016, 10:00 PM by Chito A. Chavez The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) urged President Duterte to sign the soonest time possible the anti-smoking Executive Order (EO) to protect the public from the ill -effects of cigarette smoking. “We appeal to our dear President, who we know is an ardent […]

Duterte pressed to sign smoke-free Ph...

Duterte pressed to sign smoke-free Philippines EO

Friday, December 02, 2016 THE New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) appealed Friday to President Rodrigo Duterte to finally fulfill his promise of outlawing smoking in all public places across the country. In a statement, NVAP President Emer Rojas said the promised Executive Order (EO) is bound by the urgent need to save Filipinos […]

Philippine civil society groups to Pr...

Philippine civil society groups to President Duterte: Sign smoke-free EO now

29 November 2016: Groups representing different sectors called on Philippine President Duterte to immediately sign the Executive Order (EO) enforcing a nationwide smoking ban during a Kapihan session held on 29 November 2016 in Quezon City, Philippines. SEATCA’s FCTC Program Director, Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo said that the Philippines, being a Party to the FCTC, is obligated to […]

Duterte urged to sign EO vs public sm...

Duterte urged to sign EO vs public smoking

By: InterAksyon.com November 29, 2016 10:51 AM InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines — An anti-tobacco group is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign an executive order banning smoking in all public places across the country to fulfill a promise he made. “We appeal to our dear president, who we know is […]

Cigarettes ‘should have graphic healt...

Cigarettes ‘should have graphic health warnings on Nov. 4’

DOH stresses no stopping of graphic health law implementation Updated November 21, 2016, 4:48 PM By Argyll Cyrus Geducos All cigarette packs in the country should feature graphic health warnings starting Friday, November 4, the Department of Health (DOH) reiterated on Wednesday, November 2. MB FILE—New Vois Association of the Philippines President and cancer survivor Emer Rojas […]

No need to make anti-smoking warnings...

No need to make anti-smoking warnings bigger

November 07, 2016 THE Department of Health (DOH) does not see the need to enlarge the graphic health warning (GHW) in cigarette packs to more than the current 50 percent of the packaging. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said in a press briefing Friday that the DOH is moving towards plain packaging, rather than increasing the […]