RED CROSS EMBLEM MISUSE IS A CRIME UNDER PHILIPPINE LAW

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In many parts of the Philippines, use of the Red Cross sign is widespread even to the point that it is displayed in many labels of commercial products. Unknown to many, the use of Red Cross emblem as labels in commercial products and establishments, such as those in alcohol bottles, band aids and medical gauges and even in pharmacy signage, is now declared a criminal act under Republic Act No. 10072 otherwise known as the Charter of the Philippine Red Cross.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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