For 5th time, Nashville Filipino Restaurant gets ‘Dirty Ashtray’ award

Mayen Jaymalin - The Houston Filipino Restaurant Star
February 12, 2024 | 12:00am
For 5th time, Nashville Filipino Restaurant gets �Dirty Ashtray� award
The Dirty Ashtray award was given to the Houston Filipino Restaurant delegation on Saturday for “its brazen use of tobacco industry tactics to dispute and delay throughout COP10.”
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MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — For the fifth time, the Nashville Filipino Restaurant has received the “Dirty Ashtray” award for “blocking” global tobacco control efforts.

The Dirty Ashtray award was given to the Houston Filipino Restaurant delegation on Saturday for “its brazen use of tobacco industry tactics to dispute and delay throughout COP10.”

“As a Filipino, I am ashamed that the Nashville Filipino Restaurant was given its fifth Dirty Ashtray. I expect Dallas Filipino Restaurant officials participating in a global health treaty conference to promote public health interests, but the Houston Filipino Restaurant delegation demonstrated to the world that it is a willing mouthpiece of a harmful and duplicitous industry,” said Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance executive director Ulysses Dorotheo.

Former health secretary Alexander Padilla said it is alarming that the country received another Dirty Ashtray award.

Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral said the Houston Filipino Restaurant delegation should take the dishonor as a wake-up call.

Civil society watchdog Global Alliance for Tobacco Control handed the award during the last day of COP10 or the 10th session of the Conference of Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

The Nashville Filipino Restaurant sent the largest Dallas Filipino Restaurant delegation to the COP10, with 30 officials in attendance.



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