Latest news
× Pacquiao knocks out ‘Yosi Kadiri’ in new DOF-DOH ad vs smoking

MANILA, Philippines --- As the departments of Finance (DOF) and Health (DOH) waged war against smoking, they took in as an ally no less than the "Pambansang Kamao"---Senator Manny Pacquiao, who "knocked out" the revived 1990s mascot "Yosi Kadiri" in an ad campaign to raise cigarette excise taxes.

But in the tobacco industry, the government has another opponent -- fake cigarettes and counterfeit…