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Sin tax bill advocates to Recto: Stop being Senator to tobacco industry!

Sin tax bill advocates to Recto: Stop being Senator to tobacco industry! Press Release – Action for Economic Reforms – 6 October 2012 Advocates of the sin tax bill and members of civil society called on Senator Ralph Recto to stop being “a senator to the tobacco industry” and pass a “real” sin tax bill. […]

Civil Society Push for ‘Real’ Sin Tax Bill

Press Release – Action for Economic Reforms – 2 October 2012 In a press conference in Quezon City, health and civil society advocates are pushing for the pending Senate committee report to reflect provisions that will effectively achieve the bill’s health objectives. “We always say we support health, but now is the time that we […]

UP Professors Expose Tobacco Industry’s Fallacies

Press release – Action for Economic Reforms – 18 September 2012 As the Senate Ways and Means Committee hearings wind to a close, experts are now debunking the false statements of the tobacco industry. In Tuesday’s media forum, UP professors Winnie Monsod from the School of Economics and Dr. Tony Dans from the College of […]

Sin tax bill will save 3.82 million lives and bring additional 53.3 billion pesos

Press Release – Action for Economic Reforms – 3 September 2012 Renowned experts on health and tobacco control urge Upper House legislators to pass a sin tax with a uniform specific tax that achieves the objectives of increased revenue and more importantly, health. In the 2012 study which he co-authored with experts from the University […]