For more than 15 years, the Philippines suffered from a fatally-flawed sin tax system for tobacco and alcohol products. The toll of these flaws has not only been in billions of pesos in foregone public revenues— they have been in millions of lives.
At least 300,000 Filipinos die every year from tobacco-related diseases. This is a number that exceeds casualties from any other epidemic that this country has ever had.
PASS THE SIN TAX BILL NOW!