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Loren orders removal of billboards showing her as Lucida-DS endorser
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Loren Legarda on Wednesday ordered the immediate dismantling of billboards showing her as an endorser of the controversial skin whitening product Lucida-DS.
This was in the light of the findings of the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) that Lucida-DS does not contain the amount of glutathione indicated in its labels.
BFAD has ordered the importer and distributor of Lucida-DS, United Shelter Health Products, to recall the said product from Philippine markets.
In a statement, Legarda said she wants the billboards showing her as a Lucida-DS endorser torn down “within 24 hours.”
She also asked United Shelter Health Products to explain the adverse findings of the BFAD on Lucida-DS. “As an advocate of consumer welfare and protection, I will not tolerate misrepresentation of facts by any importer, distributor or manufacturer of consumer products that tend to deceive the consumer,” she said.