28 January 2020 08:20:07 PM

The Committee on Trade and Industry, chaired by Rep. Weslie Gatchalian (1st District, Valenzuela City), and the Committee on Health, chaired by Rep. Angelina Tan (4th District, Quezon), held a joint hearing on Tuesday to continue their deliberations on measures seeking to regulate the manufacture, importation, packaging, use, sale, distribution, and advertisement of electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS/ENNDS), and heated tobacco products (HTPs). House Members heard from several resource persons including Juul Labs, Inc. President Kenneth Bishop, the Vapers Philippines President Peter Paul Dator, and Laban Konsyumer, Inc. President Atty. Victorio Mario Dimagiba, among others. The panel created a technical working group to be chaired by Gatchalian and Health Committee Vice Chair Rep. Jose Enrique Garcia III (2nd District, Bataan), which will consolidate and harmonize the provisions of the bills.