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Mayor shuts down firm branding Manila as ‘province of China’
August 20, 2020

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1867566/Manila/Local-News/Mayor-shuts-down-firm-branding-Manila-as-province-of-China

MANILA City Mayor Francisco Moreno Domagoso on Thursday, August 20, 2020, ordered the closure of a business establishment in Binondo that branded Manila as a “province of China”.

This was announced by the Manila City Public Information Office in a post on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

The announcement was made after PBA Party-list Representative Jericho Nograles urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act on the the distribution of a product labelled as having been manufactured in “Manila Province, P.R. China”.

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He was referring to the “Ashley Shine Keratin Treatment Deep Repair” product that was labelled as having been manufactured in “1st floor. 707 Sto Cristo St. San Nicolas, Manila Province, P.R. China.”

Netizens have criticized the distributors of the said hair product.

Nograles noted that the said product was manufactured in 2018 and is still distributed nationwide.

He said that succeeding batches of the product have already omitted the “province of China” in its address, but “the offense remains the same.”

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